The Fifteenth International Symposium on Plant Lipids (Okazaki, Japan, May 12–17, 2002)

The Fifteenth International Symposium on Plant Lipids (Okazaki, Japan, May 12–17, 2002) Russian Journal of Plant Physiology, Vol. 50, No. 4, 2003, pp. 567–571. Translated from Fiziologiya Rastenii, Vol. 50, No. 4, 2003, pp. 636–640. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2003 by Vereshchagin. CHRONICLE The Fifteenth International Symposium on Plant Lipids (Okazaki, Japan, May 12–17, 2002) More than 200 scientists from 29 countries took part that it encodes 3-ketoacyl-CoA reductase, a component in the regular, 15th Symposium on Plant Lipids con- of fatty acid elongase (B. Nikolau, United States). The vened, for the first time in Asia, by the National Insti- same enzyme was also found in rapeseed plants tute of Fundamental Biology, Okazaki, Japan. Separate (R. Lessire, France). Four communications from the sessions of the symposium were devoted to the struc- laboratories of M. Ohnishi and H. Imai (Japan) showed ture and the methods of analysis of lipids, composition that the first step of sphingolipid biosynthesis involved of waxes and sphingolipids, biosynthesis and physio- the formation of a sphingoid base, 3-ketosphinganine. logical role of membrane and storage lipids under stress It is produced by condensation of serine with palmi- conditions, lipid catabolism, and genetic modification toyl-CoA catalyzed by a specific transferase, which is of lipid metabolism in plants. Most important Russian Journal of Plant Physiology Springer Journals

The Fifteenth International Symposium on Plant Lipids (Okazaki, Japan, May 12–17, 2002)

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