245 results found
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Expansion of the fatty acyl reductase gene family shaped pheromone communication in Hymenoptera

    Michal Tupec et al.
    A fatty acyl reductase gene family expansion in the Hymenoptera crown group led to recruitment of novel pheromone-biosynthetic enzymes and is linked to evolution of pheromone marking behavior.
    1. Cell Biology

    Evolutionarily conserved long-chain Acyl-CoA synthetases regulate membrane composition and fluidity

    Mario Ruiz et al.
    Silencing the acyl-coA synthethase ACSL1 protects against saturated fat lipotoxicity by preventing the degradation of polyunsaturated fatty acids, allowing them to be incorporated into phospholipids and improves membrane fluidity.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Akt-mTORC1 signaling regulates Acly to integrate metabolic input to control of macrophage activation

    Anthony J Covarrubias et al.
    Interleukin 4 signaling co-opts the Akt-mTORC1-Acly pathway to couple metabolic input to the control of energetically demanding processes during macrophage M2 activation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    The mitochondrial acyl carrier protein (ACP) coordinates mitochondrial fatty acid synthesis with iron sulfur cluster biogenesis

    Jonathan G Van Vranken et al.
    The essential function of ACP is not related to mitochondrial fatty acid and lipoic acid synthesis, but rather an evolutionarily-conserved role in iron sulfur cluster biogenesis.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Involvement of the Acyl-CoA binding domain containing 7 in the control of food intake and energy expenditure in mice

    Damien Lanfray et al.
    The Acyl-CoA binding domain-containing 7 (Acbd7) gene is expressed in the hypothalamus, encodes a peptide that suppresses appetite, increases metabolic rate and interacts with the leptin-melanocortin system.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Acyl chain asymmetry and polyunsaturation of brain phospholipids facilitate membrane vesiculation without leakage

    Marco M Manni et al.
    The asymmetric combination of saturated and polyunsaturated acyl chains in phospholipids as typically observed in synapses makes membranes prone to deformation and fission without compromising their impermeability.
    1. Neuroscience

    Visual Cognition: In sight, in mind

    Mariam Aly
    A region of the brain called the perirhinal cortex represents both what things look like and what they mean.
    Insight
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    1. Cell Biology

    Identification and dynamics of the human ZDHHC16-ZDHHC6 palmitoylation cascade

    Laurence Abrami et al.
    Cycles of palmitoylation-depalmitoylation by an upstream palmitoyltransferase allow precise tuning of DHHC6 activity, which in turn regulates the abundance and function of key ER proteins involved in protein folding, degradation, ER architecture and calcium homeostasis.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Biosynthetic tailoring of existing ascaroside pheromones alters their biological function in C. elegans

    Yue Zhou et al.
    In response to starvation, C. elegans converts a favorable pheromone that induces aggregation to an unfavorable one that induces a stress-resistant larval stage, thereby altering its chemical message without having to synthesize new pheromones de novo.

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