LMSD structure and sub-structure search tutorial

Introduction

The Structure-based search feature may be used to search the LIPID MAPS structure database (LMSD) by drawing a partial or complete lipid structure using one of three online user interfaces: a ChemAxon MarvinSketch applet, a Jmol applet or a ChemDraw ActiveX/Plugin Viewer (Pro version required). The user may additionally specify a (partial) lipid name/synonym or LM ID to further restrict the search.

Example: Searching by substructure using MarvinSketch

The user draws a sterol core with hydroxyl groups at the C3, C7 and C12 positions

Example: Searching by substructure and lipid name using MarvinSketch

The user draws a sterol core with hydroxyl groups at the C3, C7 and C12 positions. In addition, the partial lipid name 'pentol' is specified

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