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Lipidome Evolution in Metazoans

Lipids are vital components of all living organisms. Together with proteins and carbohydrates, lipids constitute one of the three major building blocks of life. Their transversal involvement in numerous biological processes makes their study a fundamental task in the comprehension of biological diversity. According to their particular chemical structure they are divided into various categories such as fatty acids (FAs), glycerolipids, glycerophospholipids, sphingolipids, sterol lipids, prenol lipids, saccharolipids, and polyketides. We are investigating the role of duplication and gene loss in the genetic cascades controlling the synthesis, uptake, remodeling, etc, of lipids in metazoan species. Collaboration with Óscar Monroig and Douglas Tocher  at Stirling University.


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Lipidome Evolution in Metazoans

Lipids are vital components of all living organisms. Together with proteins and carbo [...]

Nuclear Receptors in Metazoans:…

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Miscellaneous

We are currently investigating the evolution of gene families involved in vertebrate [...]