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INTRACELLULAR TRANSPORT. PI4P/phosphatidylserine countertransport at ORP5- and ORP8-mediated ER-plasma membrane contacts.

Chung J, Torta F, Masai K, Lucast L, Czapla H, Tanner LB, Narayanaswamy P, Wenk MR, Nakatsu F, De Camilli P. Science. 2015 Jul 24;349(6246):428-32

Lipid transfer between cell membrane bilayers at contacts between the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and other membranes help to maintain membrane ...


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Phosphatidic acid is a major phospholipid class in reproductive organs of Arabidopsis thaliana.

Yunus IS, Cazenave-Gassiot A, Liu YC, Lin YC, Wenk MR, Nakamura Y. CellPlant Signal Behav. 2015 Jul 15:0

Phospholipids are the crucial components of biological membranes and signal transduction. Among different tissues, flower phospholipids are one of...


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Changes in Plasma Lipids during Exposure to Total Sleep Deprivation.

Chua EC, Shui G, Cazenave-Gassiot A, Wenk MR, Gooley JJ. Sleep. 2015 Jul 13. pii: sp-00735-14

STUDY OBJECTIVES: The effects of sleep loss on plasma lipids, which play an important role in energy homeostasis and signaling, have not been...


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Co-option of Membrane Wounding Enables Virus Penetration into Cells.

Luisoni S, Suomalainen M, Boucke K, Tanner LB, Wenk MR, Guan XL, Grzybek M, Coskun Ü, Greber UF. Cell Host Microbe. 2015 Jul 8;18(1):75-85

During cell entry, non-enveloped viruses undergo partial uncoating to expose membrane lytic proteins for gaining access to the cytoplasm. We report...