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Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 1995 Feb-Mar;52(2-3):121-7.

Fatty acids in cell signalling: modulation by lipid binding proteins.

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  • 1Department of Physiology, University of Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands.


Long-chain fatty acids and several of their metabolites have now been shown to be involved as primary or secondary messengers in specific cell signalling pathways. In view of their extremely low aqueous solubility, the extracellular as well as intracellular transport of these compounds is assumed to be facilitated by specific lipid binding proteins, such as cytoplasmic fatty acid-binding protein (FABP). In this paper a survey is given on the biological significance and possible modulatory action of intracellular lipid binding proteins for fatty acid-mediated signal transduction pathways.

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