Scientists from Institute for Cancer Research with two review articles on lipids

Lipids play crucial roles in cell and cancer biology, and scientists at Institute for Cancer Research have made important contributions in the field of lipid biology.

In a recent issue of the prestigious review journal, Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology. Kirsten Sandvig, Alicia Llorente and Tore Skotland have contributed a review on lipids in extracellular vesicles, whereas Harald Stenmark (together with collaborators at Monash University, Australia) has written a review about a particularly important class of lipids, the phosphoinositides.

Both reviews highlight the importance of lipids in cancer and other diseases, both as potential biomarkers and drug targets.


Lipids in Extracellular Vesicles: What Can Be Learned about Membrane Structure and Function?
Skotland T, Llorente A, Sandvig K.
Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2023 Aug 1;15(8):a041415. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a041415.
PMID: 37277192 Review.

Phosphoinositides in New Spaces.
Davies EM, Mitchell CA, Stenmark HA.
Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2023 Jul 18:a041406. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a041406. Online ahead of print.
PMID: 37463718

Kirsten Sandvig

Alicia Llorente

Tore Skotland

Cellular membrane dynamics research group, headed by Harald Stenmark

Department of Molecular Cell Biology

Institute for Cancer Research

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