Nomenclature Tools

Our nomenclature tools facilitate the sharing of lipidomics data and comparison of data across studies.

Input: list of lipid names
Output: input name; standardized name; formula; exact mass

Standardizing to LIPID MAPS® nomenclature is recommended for both discrete lipid structures and lipid species identified by mass spectroscopic techniques — an essential prerequisite for the ability to compare and contrast data across different experiments and studies.

Input Output
4Z,7Z,10Z,13Z,16Z,19Z-docosahexaenoic acid => DHA
Cervonic acid => DHA
Docosahexaenoic acid => DHA
C22:6n-3,6,9,12,15,18 => DHA

This tool uses RefMet ( Fahy & Subramaniam Nat. Methods 2020 )

LipidLynxX provides the possibility to convert, cross-match, and link various lipid annotations to the tools supporting lipid ontology, pathway, and network analysis aiming systems-wide integration and functional annotation of lipidome dynamics in health and disease.