Seeing 20/20: Lipids, lipid-soluble molecules and metabolism in the eye

A Journal of Lipid Research presentation

Aug. 27, 2020 | Duration: 1 hr 23 mins.

Lipids and lipid-soluble molecules are essential components of the cells and tissues that form the eye. Proper synthesis, turnover and metabolism of lipids and lipid-soluble molecules are necessary for eye function, and dysfunction in these processes underlie a variety of significant, common and often debilitating eye diseases. In this special Journal of Lipid Research webinar, three experts highlight topics related to lipids and lipid metabolism in the eye.


Chair: Steve Fliesler, SUNY–University at Buffalo

Lipid metabolism of photoreceptors and their metabolic needs
Zhongjie "Kira" Fu, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Dual role of light: Activation and regeneration of visual pigments
Elliot Choi, Case Western Reserve University

Phospholipid meets vitamin A aldehyde: The making of RPE bisretinoids
Janet Sparrow, Columbia University