The ABCs of species evolution — ScienceDaily

A transporter protein that regulates cell membrane cholesterol likely played an important role in vertebrate evolution, according to a review published by iCeMS researchers in the journal FEBS Letters. Almost four decades of research have led scientists at Japan’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) to propose that a family of transporter proteins has played […]

The ABCs of species evolution

IMAGE: The ABCA1 protein flips the cholesterol from the inner to the outer layer of the cell membrane. This strengthens the ability of the skin to protect the body from external… view more  Credit: Mindy Takamiya/Kyoto University iCeMS Almost four decades of research have led scientists at Japan’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) to propose […]