Fatty-acid-binding protein from the flight muscle of Locusta migratoria: evolutionary variations in fatty acid binding.

@article{Lcke2006FattyacidbindingPF,
  title={Fatty-acid-binding protein from the flight muscle of Locusta migratoria: evolutionary variations in fatty acid binding.},
  author={Christian L{\"u}cke and Y Qiao and Herman T B van Moerkerk and Jacques H. Veerkamp and James Alexander George Hamilton},
  journal={Biochemistry},
  year={2006},
  volume={45 20},
  pages={6296-305}
}
Intracellular lipid-binding proteins have evolved from a common ancestral gene with the appearance of mitochondrial oxidation, to guarantee, for example, transport of fatty acids through the aqueous cytosol to their site of utilization. The mammalian forms of these lipid carriers are structurally well-characterized and have been categorized, on the basis of sequence similarities and several typical ligand-binding features, into four subfamilies. Only a single complex structure of an… CONTINUE READING