Regulation of Enzymatic Activity and Gene Expression by Membrane Fluidity

Science's STKE  12 Dec 2000:
Vol. 2000, Issue 62, pp. pe1
DOI: 10.1126/stke.2000.62.pe1

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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.

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