New insights into fatty acid biology

July 2, 2020 | Duration: 50 mins.

Fatty acids are more than just the sandwich filling of the plasma membrane. The discovery of pathways that produce ultra-long-chain fatty acids in the skin, acyls esterified to fatty acid tails instead of head groups, and stress-responsive modifications in chloroplast lipid droplets are just a few of the new insights into fatty acid biology that this session will cover.

The talks in this virtual event were originally programmed to take place as an in-person Spotlight Session at the 2020 ASBMB Annual Meeting.


Chair: Peter Lundquist

Human keratinocytes synthesize ultra long-chain sphingoid bases (up to C28) that are abundant in skin stratum corneum
Evgeny Berdyshev, National Jewish Health

Role of AIG1 and ADTRP in endogenous FAHFA regulation
Meric Erikci Ertunc, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

The dynamic proteome and lipidome of plastoglobule lipid droplets of plant plastids
Peter Lundquist, Michigan State University