Oil bodies and their associated proteins, oleosin and caleosin.

  title={Oil bodies and their associated proteins, oleosin and caleosin.},
  author={Gitte I. Frandsen and John Mundy and Jason T. C. Tzen},
  journal={Physiologia plantarum},
  volume={112 3},
Oil bodies are lipid storage organelles which have been analyzed biochemically due to the economic importance of oil seeds. Although oil bodies are structurally simple, the mechanisms involved in their formation and degradation remain controversial. At present, only two proteins associated with oil bodies have been described, oleosin and caleosin. Oleosin is thought to be important for oil body stabilization in the cytosol, although neither the structure nor the function of oleosin has been… CONTINUE READING

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