Special Issue Article
Methods in Comprehensive Mass Spectrometry-Based Measurement of SphingolipidsNikolaus Gassler*
Institute of Pathology, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstraße 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany
- *Corresponding Author:
- Univ.-Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Gassler (MA)
Institute of Pathology
RWTH Aachen University
52074 Aachen, Germany
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 22, 2011; Accepted date: January 09, 2012; Published date: January 11, 2012
Citation: Gassler N (2012) Methods in Comprehensive Mass Spectrometry-Based Measurement of Sphingolipids. J Glycom Lipidom S2:002. doi: 10.4172/2153-0637.S2-002
Copyright: © 2012 Gassler N. 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.
Molecular analysis of lipids has essentially improved by introduction of multidimensional mass spectrometry. This important technique allows identification and quantification of complex sphingolipids, e.g. glycosphingolipids and ceramides, from diverse intestinal sources including liver and bowel. In the following a short overview is given concerning this important technical tool which facilitates molecular characterization of lipids in intestinal physiology and diseases.