lipid raft


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lipid raft

(lip'id raft),
Detergent-insoluble raft microdomains that are enriched in sphingolipids and cholesterol, found in the plasma membrane, late secretory pathway, and endosomal compartments.

lipid raft

A tiny cholesterol-rich region on a cell membrane that helps selected molecules enter the cytoplasm.
Synonym: lipid domain
See also: raft
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I recorded whether these coordinates resulted in a "hit" on the opposing team's lipid rafts on blank grids on the overhead projector.
Also, if high school instructors are unfamiliar with the concept of lipid rafts, the activity can be renamed "You Ruptured My Plasma Membrane," with a certain number of hits on coordinates corresponding to target "weak spots" resulting in a win.
Conclusion: Lipid raft mediated Lyn kinase activation seems to be a common mechanism in both epithelial and macrophage cell types but the outcome is different.
Background and Significance: Lipid rafts are cholesterol rich membrane microdomains that bring innate immune receptors like Toll like receptor (TLR) together with signaling molecules like Src family tyrosine kinases to transmit the extracellular events into the cytoplasmic cascade of signaling proteins activation.
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As was recently suggested, these lipid rafts play a role in cellular processes such as early differentiation and apoptosis in human keratinocytes.
also described a correlation between cellular impedance and cholesterol-dependent lateral mobility in lipid rafts.
This collection brings together current hypotheses about the structure and functions of lipid rafts and caveolae, which are free cholesterol/sphingolipid rich microdomains of the cell surface and assembly sites for many transmembrane signaling complexes.
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