Published Article

Structure of a lipid-bound extended synaptotagmin indicates a role in lipid transfer.

Curtis M. Schauder, Xudong Wu, Yasunori Saheki, Pradeep Narayanaswamy, Federico Torta, Markus R. Wenk, Pietro De Camilli & Karin M. Reinisch Nature (2014) doi:10.1038/nature13269

Growing evidence suggests that close appositions between the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and other membranes, including appositions with the plasma...


Published Article

Mfsd2a is a transporter for the essential omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid.

Long N. Nguyen, Dongliang Ma, Guanghou Shui, Peiyan Wong, Amaury Cazenave-Gassiot, Xiaodong Zhang, Markus R. Wenk, Eyleen L. K. Goh & David L. Silver  Nature 509, 503–506 (22 May 2014)

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is essential for normal brain growth and cognitive function. Consistent with its importance...