Lipid droplets finally get a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Cell. 2009 Nov 25;139(5):855-60. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2009.11.005.


Long underappreciated as important cellular organelles, lipid droplets are finally being recognized as dynamic structures with a complex and interesting biology. In light of this newfound respect, we discuss emerging views on lipid droplet biology and speculate on the major advances to come.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Eukaryotic Cells / physiology
  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Lipids / chemistry
  • Lipids / physiology*
  • Organelles / physiology*


  • Lipids