Cell Biology Program
The Farese & Walther Lab
The Farese & Walther laboratory investigates cellular lipid and energy metabolism, in particular the mechanisms and physiology of neutral lipid synthesis and storage in lipid droplets. More broadly the lab studies the mechanisms how cells regulate the abundance of lipids, how they store lipids to buffer fluctuation in their availability, and how these processes function in membrane biology and cell physiology, and how dysfunction of these pathways leads to diseases, including cancer, metabolic diseases, and neurodegeneration.
Arlt H, Sui X, Folger B, Adams C, Chen X, Remme R, Hamprecht FA, DiMaio F, Liao M, Goodman JM, Farese RV Jr, Walther TC. Seipin forms a flexible cage at lipid droplet formation sites. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2022 Feb 24. doi: 10.1038/s41594-021-00718-y. Online ahead of print.
Mejhert N, Gabriel KR, Frendo-Cumbo S, Krahmer N, Song J, Kuruvilla L, Chitraju C, Boland S, Jang DK, von Grotthuss M, Costanzo MC, Rydén M, Olzmann JA, Flannick J, Burtt NP, Farese RV Jr, Walther The Lipid Droplet Knowledge Portal: A resource for systematic analyses of lipid droplet biology. Dev Cell. 2022 Feb 7;57(3):387-397.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2022.01.003.
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