April, 2016 update

    • Lipid of the month

      LPC_16_0

      LPC(16:0) (LMGP01050018) or Lysophosphatidylcholine(16:0) (systematic name:1-hexadecanoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine) is a commonly occurring lysophosphatidylcholine . Lysophosphatidylcholines, also called lysolecithins, are a class of glycerophopholipids which are derived from partial hydrolysis of phosphatidylcholines, which removes one of the fatty acid groups. The hydrolysis is generally the result of the enzymatic action of phospholipase A2. LPCs are present as minor phospholipids in the cell membrane (<=3%) and in the blood plasma (8-12%).

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Publications
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Lipid Classification System
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Experimental Data
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Structure Database (LMSD)
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Proteome Database (LMPD)
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Pathways
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LIPID MAPS® REST Service
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MS analysis tools
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Structure Drawing Tools
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Protocols
- LIPID MAPS® techniques for lipidomics and macrophage cell culture

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LIPID MAPS® is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.