2-methyl hopanoids in Bacteria: what do they do?

In our last “Papers & Cake” in 2015, we discussed a paper by Wu et al. (2015) which explores the occurrence of 2-methyl hopanoids in the cell membrane of bacterium Rhodopseudomonas palustris TIE-1. Background: In Bacteria, hopanoids help to rigidify and regulate the cell membrane (Figure 1). These compounds typically consist of a C30 ring system and an … More 2-methyl hopanoids in Bacteria: what do they do?