Lipid Biosynthesis as an Antifungal Target
AbstractLipids, commonly including phospholipids, sphingolipids, fatty acids, sterols, and triacylglycerols (TAGs), are important biomolecules for the viability of all cells. Phospholipids, sphingolipids, and sterols are important constituents of biological membranes. Many lipids play important roles in the regulation of cell metabolism by acting as signaling molecules. Neutral lipids, including TAGs and sterol esters (STEs), are important storage lipids in cells. In view of the importance of lipid molecules, this review briefly summarizes the metabolic pathways for sterols, phospholipids, sphingolipids, fatty acids, and neutral lipids in fungi and illustrates the differences between fungal and human (or other mammalian) cells, especially in relation to lipid biosynthetic pathways. These differences might provide valuable clues for us to find target proteins for novel antifungal drugs. In addition, the development of lipidomics technology in recent years has supplied us with a shortcut for finding new antifungal drug targets; this ability is important for guiding our research on pathogenic fungi. View Full-Text
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Pan, J.; Hu, C.; Yu, J.-H. Lipid Biosynthesis as an Antifungal Target. J. Fungi 2018, 4, 50.
Pan J, Hu C, Yu J-H. Lipid Biosynthesis as an Antifungal Target. Journal of Fungi. 2018; 4(2):50.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pan, Jiao; Hu, Cuiting; Yu, Jae-Hyuk. 2018. "Lipid Biosynthesis as an Antifungal Target." J. Fungi 4, no. 2: 50.
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