Lipid Droplets

Methods in Cell Biology

Edited by

  • H. Robert Yang, Faculty of Science, University of South Wales, Australia
  • Peng Li, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, China

This new volume of Methods in Cell Biology looks at lipid droplets LDs, covering sections on analyses of LDs in model systems, cell/tissue-specific analyses of LDs and imaging and in vitro analyses of LD biogenesis and growth. Chapters are written by experts in the field.

With cutting-edge material, this comprehensive collection is intended to guide researchers of LDs for years to come.

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Researchers and students in cell, molecular and developmental biology


Book information

  • Published: October 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-408051-5

Table of Contents

Section I: Analyses of Lipid Droplets (LDs) in Model Systems

1. Analyses of bacterial LDs
Pingsheng Liu

2. Proteome and Lipidome of Yeast Lipid Droplets
Guenther Daum

3. Analysis of lipid droplets in C. elegans
Ho-Yi Mak

4. Analysis of lipid droplets dynamic and function in Drosophila
Yi Guo

5. Analysis of lipid droplets in microalgae
Changcheng Xu

6. Analyses of Lipid Droplets in Plants
Kent Chapman

Section II: Cell/tissue-specific analyses of LDs

7. Manipulation of lipolytic protein expression in adipocytes
Jun Liu

8. Analysis of lipid droplets in hepatocytes
Richard Lehner

9. Analysis of lipid droplets in oxidative cells and tissues
Carole Sztalryd

10. Analysis of Lipid Droplets in Enterocytes
Kimberly Buhman

11. Lipid droplets and viral infections
Melanie Ott

12. LDs in leukocytes and host defense
Peter F. Weller and Patricia Bozza

Section III: Imaging and In vitro analyses of LD biogenesis and growth

13. Lipid-binding assays with purified integral membrane proteins
David Silver

14. Imaging lipid droplets in mammalian cells
Nathan Wolins

15. Imaging lipid droplets by electron microscopy
Toyoshi Fujimoto

16. Imaging LD growth
Peng Li