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Biomedical Sciences | Lipid-mediated Protein Signaling

Lipid-mediated Protein Signaling

Capelluto, Daniel G.S. (Ed.)

2013, XIII, 219 p. 44 illus., 28 illus. in color.

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  • Summarizes innovative research in lipid-mediated signaling
  • Presents contributions from internationally recognized scientists
  • Offers a valuable resource for cell biologists, structural biologists, and pharmacologists with interest in lipid signaling
  • Emphasizes on sphingolipid- and phospholipid-mediated protein signaling
  • Examines lipid signaling from plasma membrane and intracellular organelles

Lipids are no longer seen as molecules that only provide membrane structure and organization.  Due to their amphipathic nature, lipids are localized both on the surface and internally in membranes in the cell, and at these locations, trigger signaling pathways by interacting with soluble proteins, typically through lipid-interacting domains and motifs. More importantly, interconversion of lipid species in these compartments is fundamental, not only by sustaining signaling but also by contributing to signaling pathways that link protein receptors with intracellular effectors. With contributions from eleven leading research teams, this book updates the most recent findings associated with lipid-mediated cell signaling in mammals and plants. Contributors give comprehensive overviews of the physiological role of sphingolipids and phospholipids and how they undergo synthesis and turnover. Emphasis on the structural aspects of protein-lipid interactions is compiled in several chapters with great detail, whereas fully described mechanisms of lipid-mediated membrane targeting and insertion are considered in others. Authors also discuss models and techniques used to characterize lipid-mediated membrane binding of proteins. In addition, several chapters highlight the correlation of abnormal intracellular levels of lipids with human diseases, thus, making this book a valuable resource for biochemists, biophysicists, cell biologists, and clinical scientists with interest in lipid-mediated signaling pathways.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Inositol - Lipid-binding protein - Phosphoinositide - Phospholipid - Sphingolipid

Related subjects » Analytical Chemistry - Biomedical Sciences - Life Sciences - Theoretical Computer Science

Table of contents 


1. Sphingomyelin and its role in cellular signaling; Mahua Chakraborty and Xian-Cheng Jiang

2. The driving force of alpha-synuclein insertion and amyloid channel formation in the plasma membrane of neural cells: key role of ganglioside- and cholesterol-binding domains; Jacques Fantini and Nouara Yahi

3. The enigmatic role of sulfatides: new insights into cellular functions and mechanisms of protein recognition; Shuyan Xiao, Carla V. Finkielstein, and Daniel G. S. Capelluto

4. Phosphoinositides and PDZ Domain Scaffolds; Anna Maria Wawrzyniak, Rudra Kashyap and Pascale Zimmermann

5. PtdIns(4)P signalling and recognition systems; Marc Lenoir and Michael Overduin

6. PtdIns(4,5)P2-Mediated Cell Signaling: Emerging Principles and PTEN as a Paradigm for Regulatory Mechanism; Arne Gericke, Nicholas R. Leslie, Mathias Lösche, and Alonzo H. Ross

7. Role of Phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate in Cell Signaling; Robert D Riehle, Sinziana Cornea and Alexei Degterev

8. The Role of Phosphoinositides and Inositol Phosphates in Plant Cell Signaling; Glenda E. Gillaspy

9. Phosphatidic Acid-Mediated Signaling; Yu Liu, Yuan Su, and Xuemin Wang

10. Phosphatidylserine-mediated cellular signaling; Jason G. Kay and Sergio Grinstein

11. Cardiolipin-mediated cellular signaling; Vinay A. Patil and Miriam L. Greenberg


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