How yeast cells regulate their fat balance
Not only humans but also each of their body cells must watch their fat balance. Fats perform highly specialized functions, especially in the cell membrane. A research group has now discovered how yeast cells measure the availability of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids in foodstuffs and adapt their production of membrane lipids to it. This opens up new possibilities to understand the production and distribution of fatty acids and cholesterol in our body cells and make them controllable in future, report the researchers.