Institute of Innovative Research, 
Tokyo Institute of Technology.


Press Release

New Study Sheds Light on the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Lipid Recycling Within Cells

Our understanding of how cells recycle lipids through autophagy—a form of cellular degradation—has grown significantly, thanks to a recent study by scientists at Tokyo Tech. Using yeast as a model organism, the researchers explored the molecular mechanisms leading to the degradation of the phospholipid bilayers making up the cell membranes. Their findings improve our understanding of cellular degradation processes and related metabolic disorders.