New Discovery on Insect Lipid Metabolism from Molen Group!

New Discovery on Insect Lipid Metabolism from Molen Group!

We are excited to share our recent discovery on the role of perilipin proteins in the lipid metabolism of Colorado potato beetle. In a recent study published in Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, we  demonstrated the involvement of a major lipid droplet protein, perilipin 2, also known as Lipid Storage Droplet 2 (LSD2) in lipid accumulation in a non-Drosophila model the first time. Silencing LSD2 in L. decemlineata led to a significant decrease in lipid levels both confirmed by total lipid merasurements as well as microscopic investigation. Congratulations to all team and Gözde, the first author of the paper!

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