Lipidomics update - April, 2018

The lipidomics update provides an overview of developments in lipid research. Each month we offer a fresh collection of research, news and events for the specialist and the interested non-specialist alike.

LIPID MAPS® highlights

LIPID MAPS Structure Database (LMSD) Structure-Data File (SDF) Download

Download the latest exports of structures and annotations — updated December 12, 2017 — from the LIPID MAPS Structure Database (LMSD) as an SDF.

Annotations include:
LM_ID, COMMON_NAME, CATEGORY, MAIN_CLASS, SUB_CLASS, CHEBI_ID, INCHI_KEY,LIPID_MAPS_CMPD_URL, PUBCHEM_SUBSTANCE_URL, SYSTEMATIC_NAME, SYNONYMS,EXACT_MASS, FORMULA, LIPIDBANK_ID, PUBCHEM_SID, KEGG_ID, HMDBID, INCHI KEY, INCHI STRING, STATUS

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Lipid of the month

LMFA01050554

ELV-N34, (Systematic Name:(16Z,19Z,22R,23E,25E,27Z,29S,31Z)-22,29-dihydroxydotetratriaconta-16,19,23,25, 27,31-hexaenoic acid) represents a novel class of lipid mediators biosynthesized in human retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells that are oxygenated derivatives of very long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (VLC-PUFAs,n-3). These mediators have been named elovanoids (ELV) and are necessary for neuroprotective signaling for photoreceptor cell integrity. Photoreceptor cells express the elongase enzyme ELOVL4 which catalyzes the biosynthesis of elovanoids from 22:6 fatty acids derived from DHA or EPA.

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