An equal opportunity collaboration between lipid metabolism and proteins in the control of membrane trafficking in the trans-Golgi and endosomal systems
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Recent years have witnessed the evolution of the cell biology of lipids into an extremely active area of investigation. Deciphering the involvement of lipid metabolism and lipid signaling in membrane trafficking pathways defines a major nexus of contemporary experimental activity on this front. Significant effort in that direction is invested in understanding the trans-Golgi network/endosomal system where unambiguous connections between membrane trafficking and inositol lipid and phosphatidylcholine metabolism were first discovered. However, powered by new advances in contemporary cell biology, the march of science is rapidly expanding that window of inquiry to include ever more diverse arms of the lipid metabolome, and to include other compartments of the secretory pathway as well.
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Wang, Y., Mousley, C. J., Lete, M. G., & Bankaitis, V. A.