Visualizing digestive organ morphology and function using differential fatty acid metabolism in live zebrafish.

@article{Carten2011VisualizingDO,
  title={Visualizing digestive organ morphology and function using differential fatty acid metabolism in live zebrafish.},
  author={Juliana Debrito Carten and Mary Katherine Bradford and Steven A Farber},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={360 2},
  pages={276-85}
}
Lipids are essential for cellular function as sources of fuel, critical signaling molecules and membrane components. Deficiencies in lipid processing and transport underlie many metabolic diseases. To better understand metabolic function as it relates to disease etiology, a whole animal approach is advantageous, one in which multiple organs and cell types can be assessed simultaneously in vivo. Towards this end, we have developed an assay to visualize fatty acid (FA) metabolism in larval… CONTINUE READING