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Sci. STKE, 12 December 2000
Vol. 2000, Issue 62, p. pe1
[DOI: 10.1126/stke.2000.62.pe1]


Regulation of Enzymatic Activity and Gene Expression by Membrane Fluidity

Dmitry A. Los and Norio Murata

D. A. Los is at the Institute of Plant Physiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Botanicheskaya Street 35, 127276 Moscow, Russia.
N. Murata is at the National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki 444, Japan. E-mail: murata{at}

Abstract: Changes in the cellular environment can lead to alterations in the fluidity of the membranes of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Changes in temperature and osmotic conditions are two of the best-studied stresses that can affect membrane fluidity. Los and Murata discuss the types of sensors that detect these changes in membrane fluidity and the types of signals that are generated.

Citation: D. A. Los, N. Murata, Regulation of Enzymatic Activity and Gene Expression by Membrane Fluidity. Sci. STKE 2000, pe1 (2000).

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