Article Abstract

Disrupting membrane lipids composition promotes tumorigenesis: the other dark side of cholesterol and the potential implication of gangliosides

Authors: Tony Lefebvre, Philippe Delannoy

Abstract

Within the four major families of biological compounds, lipids are likely the most unknown. This nescience is partly due to their structure heterogeneity when compared to carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids that inside the same family share similar structural features, and to the negative press that is done to them.