July, 2015 update

    • LIPID MAPS Highlights

      more highlights

    • Lipid of the month

      Myristoleic acid

      Myristoleic acid, or 9Z-tetradecenoic acid, is an omega-5 fatty acid. It is biosynthesized from myristic acid by the enzyme delta-9 desaturase, but it is uncommon in nature. One of the major sources of this fatty acid is the seed oil from plants of the family Myristicaceae, comprising up to 30 per cent of the oil in some species.

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 40,000 unique structures of biologically relevant lipids
Proteome Database (LMPD)
- over 12,500 lipid-associated proteins from major research species
Pathways
- manually curated lipid metabolism and signaling pathways
LIPID MAPS REST Service
- web-based/programmatic access to lipid structure and lipid-related gene/protein data
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.