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Rhodococcus opacus strain PD630 (R. opacus PD630), is an oleaginous bacterium, and also is one of few prokaryotic organisms that contain lipid droplets (LDs). LD is an important organelle for lipid storage but also intercellular communication regarding energy metabolism, and yet is a poorly understood cellular organelle. To understand the dynamics of LD(More)
Storage of cellular triacylglycerols (TAGs) in lipid droplets (LDs) has been linked to the progression of many metabolic diseases in humans, and to the development of biofuels from plants and microorganisms. However, the biogenesis and dynamics of LDs are poorly understood. Compared with other organisms, bacteria seem to be a better model system for(More)
The lipid droplet (LD) is a cellular organelle that consists of a neutral lipid core with a monolayer-phospholipid membrane and associated proteins. Recent LD studies demonstrate its importance in metabolic diseases and biofuel development. However, the mechanisms governing its formation and dynamics remain elusive. Therefore, we developed an in vitro(More)
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