A reflection of the lasting contributions from Dr. Robert Bittman to sterol trafficking, sphingolipid and phospholipid research

Nigel J. Pyne, Gabor Tigyi

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Abstract

With the passing of Dr. Robert Bittman from pancreatic cancer on the 1st October 2014, the lipid research field lost one of the most influential and significant personalities. Robert Bittman's genius was in chemical design and his contribution to the lipid research field was truly immense. The reagents and chemicals he designed and synthesised allowed interrogation of the role of lipids in constituting complex biophysical membranes, sterol transfer and in cellular communication networks. Here we provide a review of these works which serve as a lasting memory to his life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-29
Number of pages11
JournalProgress in Lipid Research
Volume61
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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A reflection of the lasting contributions from Dr. Robert Bittman to sterol trafficking, sphingolipid and phospholipid research. / Pyne, Nigel J.; Tigyi, Gabor.

In: Progress in Lipid Research, Vol. 61, 01.01.2016, p. 19-29.

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