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Howard Riezman

University, Geneva | Switzerland

EMBO 1997 | MemPubC 99–02

Lipid homeostasis and function

My lab seeks to understand the homeostasis of lipid species and lipid functions in cell biology. There are several thousand lipid species and the reason for this complexity is unknown. In addition lipids have the capacity to self-aggregate and the function of this property in cells is a mystery. We use a variety of techniques to address these issues, including lipidomics, genetics, biochemistry and chemical biology.

Keywords: Sterols / sphingolipids / glycerophospholipids / glycosylphosphatidylinositol / lipidomics / membrane traffic / yeast / C. elegans

Subject area(s): Cellular Metabolism | Membranes & Transport | Systems Biology