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Keyword Lipid droplet

Definition

Protein characteristic of a lipid droplet, a dynamic cytoplasmic organelle which consists of an heterogeneous macromolecular assembly of lipids and proteins covered by a unique phospholipid monolayer. Lipid droplets may play a role in lipid metabolism and storage, and they may be involved in the regulation of intracellular trafficking and signal transduction.

Synonyms

  • Adiposome
  • Lipid bodies
  • Lipid body
  • Lipid particle
  • Monolayer-surrounded lipid storage body
  • Oil bodies
  • Oil body
  • Oleosome
  • Spherosome

Category

Cellular component

GOi

lipid particle [ GO:0005811 ]

Graphical

Lipid dropletCellular component