Dictyostelium lipid droplets host novel proteins.

@article{Du2013DictyosteliumLD,
  title={Dictyostelium lipid droplets host novel proteins.},
  author={Xiaoli Du and Caroline Barisch and Peggy Paschke and Cornelia Herrfurth and Oliver Bertinetti and Nadine Pawolleck and Heike Otto and Harald R{\"u}hling and Ivo Feussner and Friedrich W Herberg and Markus Maniak},
  journal={Eukaryotic cell},
  year={2013},
  volume={12 11},
  pages={1517-29}
}
Across all kingdoms of life, cells store energy in a specialized organelle, the lipid droplet. In general, it consists of a hydrophobic core of triglycerides and steryl esters surrounded by only one leaflet derived from the endoplasmic reticulum membrane to which a specific set of proteins is bound. We have chosen the unicellular organism Dictyostelium discoideum to establish kinetics of lipid droplet formation and degradation and to further identify the lipid constituents and proteins of lipid… CONTINUE READING