About this Research Topic
Lipids are a large and varied class of essential hydrocarbon-based molecules that play fundamental roles in the biology of all living organisms. These ubiquitous compounds are key to the formation of cellular membranes and related structures. However, they also function as crucial components in an array of biological functions. The study of lipid biochemistry and function in insects presents the opportunity to understand how these ubiquitous molecules have been adapted to facilitate unique and specialized functions in some of the most diverse lifeforms on earth. Lipids play key roles in desiccation resistance, nutrition, immunity, reproduction, communication, hormone biosynthesis, and others. Research into these functions provides insights into the diversity of roles these molecules have been adapted for as well as providing new insights into their role in human biology and health.
We welcome investigators to submit original research articles and reviews to this Research Topic that will contribute to the field of lipid biology in Insects. We are particularly interested in articles describing the biochemical roles/dynamics of various lipid classes in insect physiological systems.
Potential sub-topics include, but are not limited to lipid function in:
• Cuticular composition
• Pheromone production
• Insecticide resistance
• Energy Storage
• Hormone biosynthesis and cell signaling
• Neuronal Function
Keywords: Lipids, Biochemsitry, Metabolism, Nutrition, Reproduction, Immunity, Hormone biosysnthesis, Cell signalling, Symbiosis
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