The functions of steryl glycosides come to those who wait: Recent advances in plants, fungi, bacteria and animals.

@article{Grille2010TheFO,
  title={The functions of steryl glycosides come to those who wait: Recent advances in plants, fungi, bacteria and animals.},
  author={Sandra Grille and Anna Zaslawski and Swantje Thiele and Jogchum Plat and Dirk C. Warnecke},
  journal={Progress in lipid research},
  year={2010},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={262-88}
}
The attachment of a sugar moiety to the 3-hydroxy group of a sterol drastically increases the size of the hydrophilic part of the lipid. It is obvious that the glycosylation of a considerable fraction of membrane-bound free sterols alters the biophysical properties of the membrane. However, the consequences of such changes in the proportions of free sterols and steryl glycosides on the biological functions of a membrane are still unclear. This is the main hurdle in understanding the biological… CONTINUE READING
26 Citations
221 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 26 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 221 references

Biochemistry of phytosterol conjugates

  • ZA Wojciechowski
  • 1991
Highly Influential
9 Excerpts

Occurrence of UDPG:sterol glucosyltransferase activity in some lower plants

  • ZA Wojciechowski, J. Zimowski
  • Phytochemistry
  • 1979
Highly Influential
8 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…