Eicosapentaenoic acid plays a role in stabilizing dynamic membrane structure in the deep-sea piezophile Shewanella violacea: a study employing high-pressure time-resolved fluorescence anisotropy measurement.

@article{Usui2012EicosapentaenoicAP,
  title={Eicosapentaenoic acid plays a role in stabilizing dynamic membrane structure in the deep-sea piezophile Shewanella violacea: a study employing high-pressure time-resolved fluorescence anisotropy measurement.},
  author={Keiko Usui and Toshiki Hiraki and Jun Kawamoto and Tatsuo Kurihara and Yuichi Nogi and C. O. Sayaka Kato and Fumiyoshi Abe},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={2012},
  volume={1818 3},
  pages={574-83}
}
Shewanella violacea DSS12 is a psychrophilic piezophile that optimally grows at 30MPa. It contains a substantial amount of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in the membrane. Despite evidence linking increased fatty acid unsaturation and bacterial growth under high pressure, little is known of how the physicochemical properties of the membrane are modulated by unsaturated fatty acids in vivo. By means of the newly developed system performing time-resolved fluorescence anisotropy measurement under high… CONTINUE READING