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Molecular biologists discover an active role of membrane lipids in health and disease

02:09 EDT 4 Aug 2017 | Physorg.COM

All living cells that grow and divide have a constant demand for producing new proteins and new membrane lipids. Some cells of the human body, however, are specialized to secrete tremendous amounts of proteins. Plasma cells, for example, produce antibodies that ward off bacteria and viruses. Another example are cells from the pancreas that manufacture insulin, which is essential for regulating blood sugar levels. Such cells are known as secretory cells.

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