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Annu Rev Entomol. 2000;45:233-60.

Lipid transport biochemistry and its role in energy production.

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Department of Biochemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. robert.ryan@ualberta.ca

Abstract

Recent advances on the biochemistry of flight-related lipid mobilization, transport, and metabolism are reviewed. The synthesis and release of adipokinetic hormones and their function in activation of fat body triacylglycerol lipase to produce diacylglycerol is discussed. The dynamics of reversible lipoprotein conversions and the structural properties and role of the exchangeable apolipoprotein, apolipophorin III, in this process is presented. The nature and structure of hemolymph lipid transfer particle and the potential role of a recently discovered lipoprotein receptor of the low-density lipoprotein receptor family, in lipophorin metabolism and lipid transport is reviewed.

PMID:
10761577
DOI:
10.1146/annurev.ento.45.1.233
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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