Special Issue "Function and Metabolism of Plant Lipids 2.0"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 882
Interests: plant; chloroplast; thylakoid; photosynthesis; membrane lipids; chlorophyll
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Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Chloroplast and Stress Signaling
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Function and Metabolism of Plant Lipids
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Chloroplast and Stress Signaling 2.0
Lipids are essential components of all living cells. They constitute biological membranes as building blocks, provide carbon and energy for metabolic processes, and serve as intra- and intercellular signals. In addition to common lipids found from bacteria to eukaryotes, plant and algal cells contain unique lipid classes that are associated with photosynthetic functions. Thanks to their unique organelles plastids, which may be evolutionarily related to Cyanobacteria, plants and algae have complex lipid metabolic pathways across multiple organelles with plastids and the endoplasmic reticulum having central roles. Accordingly, these photosynthetic organisms have developed intricate regulatory mechanisms of lipid metabolism and its signaling pathways to maintain cellular homeostasis and to response to various biotic and abiotic stresses. Considering that lipids produced by plants and algae are essential not only for themselves but also for human life and activity in various aspects such as food, health, chemistry, and green energy, elucidation of the molecular mechanisms underlying lipid metabolism and regulation in plants is of great interest from the viewpoints of both basic and applied sciences.
This special issue invites researchers to contribute with original research or updated review articles focused on the molecular functions and metabolism of lipids in plants, algae, and photosynthetic bacteria including cyanobacteria and opens new possible research paths for further novel developments in this field.
Dr. Koichi Kobayashi
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- plant lipid metabolism
- signaling molecules
- membrane organization
- metabolic engineering
- fatty acid metabolism
- membrane traffic