Lipidomics Techniques and its Applications in Medical ResearchHonglei Huang1,2*, Zeeshan Akhtar M1, Rutger Ploeg1 and Benedikt M Kessler2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Honglei Huang
Target Discovery Institute
Nuffield Department of Medicine
University of Oxford, Roosevelt Drive
Oxford OX3 7FZ, UK
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 11, 2014; Accepted date: June 22, 2014; Published date: July 24, 2014
Citation: Huang H, Akhtar MZ, Ploeg R, Kessler BM (2014) Lipidomics Techniques and its Applications in Medical Research. J Glycomics Lipidomics 4:115. doi: 10.4172/2153-0637.1000115
Copyright: © 2014 Huang H. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Lipids are diverse families of biomolecules that are involved in essential structural as well as signalling roles in
biology. The analytical measurement of lipids and their identification & quantitation has become a major research area, in
particular in biomedical science as many human pathologies are associated with lipid metabolism disorders. This review
provides a brief overview over experimental workflows of lipid isolation and mass spectrometry based detection methods
robust enough to study lipid profiles in a clinical context.