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Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2012 May;32(5):1094-8. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.111.241489.

CIDE proteins and lipid metabolism.

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Tsinghua-Peking Center for Life Sciences, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Abstract

Lipid homeostasis is maintained through the coordination of lipid metabolism in various tissues, including adipose tissue and the liver. The disruption of lipid homeostasis often results in the development of metabolic disorders such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, liver steatosis, and cardiovascular diseases. Cell death-inducing DNA fragmentation factor 45-like effector family proteins, including Cidea, Cideb, and Fsp27 (Cidec), are emerging as important regulators of various lipid metabolic pathways and play pivotal roles in the development of metabolic disorders. This review summarizes the latest cell death-inducing DNA fragmentation factor 45-like effector protein discoveries related to the control of lipid metabolism, with emphasis on the role of these proteins in lipid droplet growth in adipocytes and in the regulation of very low-density lipoprotein lipidation and maturation in hepatocytes.

PMID:
22517368
DOI:
10.1161/ATVBAHA.111.241489
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