Networking in Circulation: Lipoproteins, PM20D1, and N-acyl Amino Acid Bioactivity

Cell Chem Biol. 2020 Sep 17;27(9):1112-1113. doi: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2020.08.019.


N-acyl amino acids are a class of biologically active lipids that control thermogenesis, and their biosynthesis is facilitated by PM20D1. In this issue of Cell Chemical Biology, Kim et al. (2020) identify a lipoprotein-albumin network in the blood that regulates physiological levels of N-acyl amino acids.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acids*
  • Blood Proteins
  • Lipids
  • Lipoproteins*


  • Amino Acids
  • Blood Proteins
  • Lipids
  • Lipoproteins