By Peter J. Quinn, Xiaoyuan Wang

This quantity offers an up to date account of the houses of the periods of lipids which are positioned within the membranes of all cells. those lipids shape the fundamental structural elements of the plasma membrane accountable for keeping the special identification of the mobile from its atmosphere and mediating the circulate of important solutes into and out of the telephone. The membrane lipids additionally symbolize reservoirs of signaling molecules that modulate various physiological tactics. The presentation supplies a balanced standpoint of what's at present recognized concerning the functionality of those lipids in fit cells and tissues and what outcomes stick with malfunctions of their synthesis and metabolism.

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