November 2013

Fishing out the details of how tilapia tolerate salt

In a recent Molecular & Cellular Proteomics paper, researchers looked into the molecular details of how tilapia change protein expression in their gills to accommodate different concentrations of salt.


New thematic review series begins: “Living History of Lipids”

The November issue of the Journal of Lipid Research marks the start of a special thematic review series titled “Living History of Lipids.” As the title of the series suggests, this set of thematic reviews will explore what is known about lipids, but it will do so in the unique context of recognizing the forward-thinking pioneers whose hard work, determination and, in many cases, accidental yet astonishing experimental discoveries have led to the knowledge of the field as we know it today.


Thematic series on fat-soluble vitamins continues: vitamin E

Continuing the Journal of Lipid Research’s thematic series on fat-soluble vitamins, the September issue addresses vitamin E with two reviews covering current research on this topic. In his introduction to the series, editorial board member William S. Blaner describes vitamin E as “the enigmatic one,” because we still do not know specific pathways or molecular targets of vitamin E that help explain its role as an essential nutrient.


FoxO3 and Sirt6 play an important role in regulating SREBP-2 and cholesterol homeostasis

In a recent article in the Journal of Lipid Research, a research team led by X. Charlie Dong at Indiana University School of Medicine reported that Sirt6 plays a critical role in the regulation of SREBP-2.


Francisella tularensis: a biological weapon

Recent papers in the Journal of Biological Chemistry and the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics report probable mechanisms by which Francisella leads to a lethal infection.

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