Thermal regulation of membrane lipid fluidity in bacteria

Diego de Mendoza, John E. Cronan

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Bacteria regulate the fluidity of their membrane phospholipids in response to temperature. In Escherichia coli this regulation is an intrinsic property of a soluble enzyme, β-ketoacyl-acyl carrier protein synthase II, of the fatty acid biosynthetic pathway.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-52
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Biochemical Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


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