Nov, 2014 update

    • LIPID MAPS Highlights

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    • Lipid of the month


      Ergosterol
      Ergosterol (ergosta-5,7,22E-trien-3beta-ol) is a sterol found in cell membranes of fungi and protozoa, serving many of the same functions that cholesterol serves in animal cells. Like cholesterol and in contrast to the plant sterols, it is synthesised via lanosterol as the key intermediate. Some antifungal drugs are targeted against ergosterol biosynthesis. Ergosterol is the provitamin form of vitamin D2; exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light causes a chemical reaction that produces vitamin D2.

Key LIPID MAPS Resources
Publications
- publications related to projects funded through the LIPID MAPS consortium
Lipid Classification System
- the first internationally accepted lipid classification system
Lipid Standards
- MS/MS spectra, annotations for principal product ions, and acquisition parameters
Experimental Data
- centralized studies on macrophages, lipidomics data on human plasma, and more
Structure Database (LMSD)
- over 37,000 unique structures of biologically relevant lipids
Proteome Database (LMPD)
- over 2,400 lipid-associated proteins from human and mouse
Pathways
- manually curated lipid metabolism and signaling pathways
MS analysis tools
- tools for searching various lipid classes by precursor or product ion
Structure Drawing Tools
- draw and save lipid structures using online menus
Protocols
- LIPID MAPS techniques for lipidomics and macrophage cell culture


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

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