Working towards an exegesis for lipids in biology.

Brown HA, Murphy RC
Nat Chem Biol. 2009 5 (9): 602-6

PMID: 19690530 · PMCID: PMC3785062 · DOI:10.1038/nchembio0909-602

As a field, lipidomics is in its infancy, yet it has already begun to influence lipid biochemistry in myriad ways. As with other omic technologies, the field is driven by advances in analytical chemistry, particularly by mass spectrometry. At the heart of a renaissance in lipid biochemistry, systems biology is being used to define the cellular lipome, build a comprehensive picture of metabolic interconnections, discover new molecular species and determine how lipids modulate biological functions.

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Animals Biochemistry Brain Cell Membrane Lipid Metabolism Lipids Metabolomics Spectrometry, Mass, Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption-Ionization Systems Biology

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