LIPID MAPS® highlights

Selected content from the LIPID MAPS Consortium, including new and updated tools, data interfaces, tutorials, meeting notices, and more.

  • Aug, 2017

    We are pleased to announce a collaboration with William (Bill) W. Christie, who has kindly agreed to share some of the valuable lipid resources from his website, 'The Lipid Web'. To that end, his blog, "Lipid Matters - A Personal Blog" is now available via the LIPID MAPS Lipidomics Gateway.

    The July 19th, 2017 entry begins:

    In the search for new antibiotics, lipopeptides appear to offer great potential if problems of toxicity can be overcome. Paenibacillus sp. have proved to be of special interest, and a new report describes a fresh isolate that produces novel cyclic and linear lipopeptides . . . more lipid matters

  • July, 2017

    LIPID MAPS Structure Drawing Tools - Draw and save complex lipid structures using either a simple menu-based interface or by entering an abbreviation (where appropriate). Structures are rendered with Javascript / Ketcher and may be saved in a number of formats.

  • Jun, 2017

    LIPID MAPS mass spectrometry combinatorial expansion package - The LIPID MAPS mass spectrometry combinatorial expansion package contains a set of PHP scripts to generate datasets contining species name, m/z and molecular formula for some of the main lipid categories: Glycerophospholipids (GP); Glycerolipids (GP); Cardiolipins (GP); Sphingolipids (SP). Generate a tabular output of lipid species containing the species abbreviation, nominal mass, exact mass (or m/z if charged), molecular formula, ion type (if specified) by a combinatorial expansion of a user-specified range of chain lengths and chain-length-to-double-bond restrictions. The output is printed to standard output (screen) but may conveniently be saved to a tab-delimited file.

  • May, 2017

    Lipidomics Services - LIPID MAPS methodology and protocols are freely available in our Lipidomics methods and protocols sections. MS standards are available from Avanti Polar Lipids, Inc.

    Lipidomics analyses using these protocols and standards are available from the LIPID MAPS Lipidomics Core at UC San Diego and from Avanti on a fee for service basis.

  • April, 2017

    LIPID MAPS Classification updates: The LIPID MAPS Classification system, comprised of eight lipid categories -- Fatty Acyls, Glycerolipids, Glycerophospholipids, Sphingolipids, Sterol Lipids, Prenol Lipids, Saccharolipids, and Polyketides, each with its own subclassification hierarchy -- now includes a new Polyketides class, "Phenolic lipids", with 5 subclasses; In addition, there are now 3 new subclasses of Octadecanoids; 3 new subclasses of Eicosanoids; and 7 new subclasses of Docosanoids.

  • March, 2017

    LIPID MAPS REST service The LIPID MAPS REST service enables access to a variety of data (including lipid structures and lipid-related genes/proteins) using HTTP requests. These requests may be carried out using a web browser or may be embedded in 3rd party applications or scripts to enable programmatic access. Most modern programming languages including PHP, Perl, Python, Java and Javascript have the capability to create HTTP request and interact with datasets such as this REST service.

    Funding opportunity - The NBIA Disorders Association is accepting applications for one-year grants for related to the early detection, diagnosis, or treatment of patients with two forms of NBIA: Beta-propeller Protein-Associated Neurodegeneration (BPAN), and Fatty Acid Hydroxylase-associated Neurodegeneration (FAHN), caused by a mutation in the FA2H gene.

  • February, 2017

    Keystone Symposia
    on Molecular and Cellular Biology:
    Lipidomics and Bioactive Lipids in Metabolism and Disease

    Feb 26 - Mar 2, 2017
    Tahoe City, California, USA
  • January, 2017

    Keystone Symposia
    on Molecular and Cellular Biology:
    Lipidomics and Bioactive Lipids in Metabolism and Disease

    Feb 26 - Mar 2, 2017
    Tahoe City, California, USA
  • December, 2016

    Keystone Symposia
    on Molecular and Cellular Biology:
    Lipidomics and Bioactive Lipids in Metabolism and Disease

    Feb 26 - Mar 2, 2017
    Tahoe City, California, USA
  • November, 2016

    LIPID MAPS Proteome Database (LMPD) - The LIPID MAPS Proteome Database (LMPD) of lipid-related genes and proteins contains data for over 8,500 genes and over 12,500 proteins from Homo sapiens, Mus musculus, Rattus norvegicus, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Caenorhabditis elegans, Escherichia coli, Macaca mulata, Drosophila melanogaster, Arabidopsis thaliana and Danio rerio.

  • October, 2016

    LIPID MAPS Proteome Database (LMPD) - The LIPID MAPS Proteome Database (LMPD) of lipid-related genes and proteins contains data for over 8,500 genes and over 12,500 proteins from Homo sapiens, Mus musculus, Rattus norvegicus, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Caenorhabditis elegans, Escherichia coli, Macaca mulata, Drosophila melanogaster, Arabidopsis thaliana and Danio rerio.

  • September, 2016

    LIPID MAPS Proteome Database (LMPD) - The LIPID MAPS Proteome Database (LMPD) of lipid-related genes and proteins contains data for over 8,500 genes and over 12,500 proteins from Homo sapiens, Mus musculus, Rattus norvegicus, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Caenorhabditis elegans, Escherichia coli, Macaca mulata, Drosophila melanogaster, Arabidopsis thaliana and Danio rerio.

  • August, 2016

    MS Analysis Tools - Perform searches with precursor ion or product ion peaklists on a variety of lipid classes, where structures are generated by computational methods or are present in the LIPID MAPS structure database. Display various structural properties (exact mass, formula, abbreviation, etc.) for matched ions with links to molecular structures and isotopic distribution profiles where appropriate. Generate in-silico product ion peaklists for glycosphingolipids.

  • July, 2016

    Structure Drawing Tools - Draw and save complex lipid structures using either a simple menu-based interface or by entering an abbreviation (where appropriate). Structures are rendered using Javascript / Ketcher and may be saved in a number of formats.

  • June, 2016

    LIPID MAPS lipid standards - MS/MS spectra and more for over 500 lipid standards used by the LIPID MAPS Consortium, searchable by lipid category

  • May, 2016

    postersession
    LIPID MAPS® Annual Meeting 2016: Lipidomics Impact on Metabolic, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Diseases

    Poster abstracts (.pdf) are now available!

  • April, 2016


    LIPID MAPS® Annual Meeting 2016: Lipidomics Impact on Metabolic, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Diseases

    Important dates

    April 01, 2016 - Early registration deadline
    March 25, 2016 - Poster abstract deadline
    April 10, 2016 - Hotel reservation deadline
    April 28, 2016 - Registration cancellation deadline
    May 17-18, 2016 - Meeting dates

  • March, 2016


    LIPID MAPS® Annual Meeting 2016: Lipidomics Impact on Metabolic, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Diseases

    Important dates

    April 01, 2016 - Early registration deadline
    March 25, 2016 - Poster abstract deadline
    April 10, 2016 - Hotel reservation deadline
    April 28, 2016 - Registration cancellation deadline
    May 17-18, 2016 - Meeting dates

  • February, 2016

    LIPID MAPS® Annual Meeting 2016: Lipidomics Impact on Metabolic, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Diseases - Register now to ensure your spot!

    Early Registration deadline: March 25, 2016

  • January, 2016

    Key Lipidomics Publications - View a growing list of key publications from members of the LIPID MAPS Consortium and other lipidomics researchers.

    LIPID MAPS® Annual Meeting 2016: Lipidomics Impact on Metabolic, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Diseases - Register now to ensure your spot!

  • December, 2015

    The LIPID MAPS® Proteome Database (LMPD) of lipid-related genes and proteins contains data for over 8,500 genes and over 12,500 proteins from Homo sapiens, Mus musculus, Rattus norvegicus, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Caenorhabditis elegans, Escherichia coli, Macaca mulata, Drosophila melanogaster, Arabidopsis thaliana and Danio rerio.

    LIPID MAPS® Annual Meeting 2016: Lipidomics Impact on Metabolic, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Diseases - Register now to ensure your spot!

  • November, 2015

    Lipid of the Month Archive - The LIPID MAPS Lipid of the Month Archive currently lists lipids highlighted from August, 2012 - present. For each lipid, the structure, lipid name, and a brief description are shown. Each lipid is linked to the corresponding entry in the LIPID MAPS Structure Database (LMSD), where LIPID MAPS Classification information, external database IDs, and other annotations may be viewed and downloaded.

    LIPID MAPS Annual Meeting 2016: Lipidomics Impact on Metabolic, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Diseases - See the updated list of speakers!

  • October, 2015

    Search a virtual database of lipid classes or the LIPID MAPS structure database (LMSD) with a list of precursor ions. - A database composed of major classes of lipid species has been generated from a list of commonly occuring acyl/alkyl chains. Chain positions and double bond regiochemistry and geometry are not specified. Search the database by entering a list of precursor ion m/z values, selecting an appropriate ion type and mass tolerance range. Optionally restrict the search to certain lipid classes.

    LIPID MAPS Annual Meeting 2016: Lipidomics Impact on Metabolic, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Diseases - The meeting program is now available and registration is open!

  • September, 2015

    LIPID MAPS Annual Meeting 2016: Lipidomics Impact on Metabolic, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Diseases

    The meeting program tentatively features the following sessions:

    - From Cancer Stem Cells to Fatty Liver Disease
    - Metabolomics
    - Metabolic Diseases
    - Eicosadomics and Inflammation
    - Cholesterolomics, Oxidized Lipids and Cardiovascular Disease
    - Lipid Mediators and Cancer

    Registration is Open!

  • August, 2015

    LIPID MAPS Annual Meeting 2016: Lipidomics Impact on Metabolic, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Diseases - Registration is Open!

  • July, 2015

    Save the date! LIPID MAPS Annual Meeting 2016: Lipidomics Impact on Metabolic, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Diseases will take place May 17-18, 2016 at Scripps Forum, UCSD, La Jolla, CA.

    See our LIPID MAPS Events Calendar for this and other events.

  • June, 2015

    LIPID MAPS Events Calendar - Over two dozen events are currently listed in this comprehensive directory of meetings, conferences and other events of interest to lipid researchers. Please contact us if you know of an event that should be added to the list!

  • May, 2015

    LIPID MAPS REST service The LIPID MAPS REST service enables access to a variety of data (including lipid structures and lipid-related genes/proteins) using HTTP requests. These requests may be carried out using a web browser or may be embedded in 3rd party applications or scripts to enable programmatic access. Most modern programming languages including PHP, Perl, Python, Java and Javascript have the capability to create HTTP request and interact with datasets such as this REST service.

    LIPID MAPS Annual Meeting 2015 - poster titles and abstracts (pdf) are now available for download. Just a few seats remain. Don't miss out on this exciting meeting!

  • April, 2015

    LIPID MAPS Annual Meeting 2015 - Early registration was extended to April 3, 2015. Seats are filling up fast! Don't miss out on this exciting meeting!

  • March, 2015

    LIPID MAPS Proteome Database (LMPD) - The LIPID MAPS Proteome Database (LMPD) of lipid-related genes and proteins contains data for over 8,500 genes and over 12,500 proteins from Homo sapiens, Mus musculus, Rattus norvegicus, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Caenorhabditis elegans, Escherichia coli, Macaca mulata, Drosophila melanogaster, Arabidopsis thaliana and Danio rerio.

  • February, 2015

    LIPID MAPS Protocols - Protocols developed by the LIPID MAPS Consortium for equipment and supplies, procedures, and solutions. Procedure protocols include protocols for primary macrophages, treatment with Kdo2-Lipid A, treatment with 25-OHC, subcellular fractionation, extraction and analysis of various lipid categories, and more. Solution protocols include protocols for Kdo2-Lipid A, growth mediums for primary and cultured macrophages, stock solutions, standards, and more.

  • January, 2015

    LIPID MAPS Annual Meeting 2015: Lipidomics Impact on Cancer, Metabolic, and Inflammatory Diseases (12th annual meeting) - May 12-13, 2015, La Jolla, CA.

    The meeting program tentatively features the following sessions:

    - Metabolomics
    - Lipidomics of Cancer
    - Lipidomics and Metabolic Disease
    - Eicosanoids and the Inflammatory Response
    - Lipid Interactions with Membrane Proteins
    - Lipids and Immunity

  • December, 2014

    LIPID MAPS Annual Meeting 2015: Lipidomics Impact on Cancer, Metabolic, and Inflammatory Diseases (12th annual meeting) - May 12-13, 2015, La Jolla, CA.

    The meeting program tentatively features the following sessions:

    - Metabolomics
    - Lipidomics of Cancer
    - Lipidomics and Metabolic Disease
    - Eicosanoids and the Inflammatory Response
    - Lipid Interactions with Membrane Proteins
    - Lipids and Immunity

  • November, 2014

  • October, 2014

  • September, 2014

  • August, 2014

  • July, 2014

  • June, 2014

  • May, 2014

  • March, 2014

    LIPID MAPS Annual Meeting 2014: Lipidomics Impact on Cell Biology, Inflammation and Metabolic Disease Registration is open for this exciting meeting with limited seats! Early registration deadline extended to March 23, 2014.

  • December, 2013

    LIPID MAPS Annual Meeting 2014: Lipidomics Impact on Cell Biology, Inflammation and Metabolic Disease Registration is now open for this exciting meeting with limited seats!

  • November, 2013

    LIPID MAPS Annual Meeting 2014: Lipidomics Impact on Cell Biology, Inflammation and Metabolic Disease Registration is now open for this exciting meeting with limited seats!

  • October, 2013

    Command Line Access to LIPID MAPS Structure Database (LMSD)
    We provide support for command line data retrieval as CSV, TSV, and SDF files for any search type that can be performed via a web browser. Options are available to control display of column headers, types of delimiters for CSV files (comma or semicolon), and double quoting of values.

  • September, 2013

    Command Line Access to LIPID MAPS Structure Database (LMSD)
    We provide support for command line data retrieval as CSV, TSV, and SDF files for any search type that can be performed via a web browser. Options are available to control display of column headers, types of delimiters for CSV files (comma or semicolon), and double quoting of values.

  • August, 2013

    Command Line Access to LIPID MAPS Structure Database (LMSD)
    We provide support for command line data retrieval as CSV, TSV, and SDF files for any search type that can be performed via a web browser. Options are available to control display of column headers, types of delimiters for CSV files (comma or semicolon), and double quoting of values.

  • July, 2013

    LIPID MAPS pathway maps shown with lipid and gene measurements from LIPID MAPS experiments using RAW 264.7 cells, thioglycolate-elicited peritoneal macrophages, and bone marrow-derived macrophages.

  • June, 2013

    MS Tools - option to input peaklist as file - You may now upload a peaklist (.pkl) file for processing with our GP MS/MS predicition and GL MS/MS prediction tools.

  • May, 2013

    Lipidomics Technologies at the End of the First Decade and the Beginning of the Next - Presentations from this workshop presented by LIPID MAPS at EB 2013 under the co-sponsorship of the American Society for Nutrition, April 23, 2013, Boston Convention Center, are now available for viewing/download.

  • April, 2013

  • March, 2013

  • February, 2013

  • January, 2013

    LIPID MAPS Structure Database (LMSD) downloads updated. LMSD now has over 37,000 entries, and may be downloaded as a Structure Data File (SDF) or as tab- or comma-separated values (.tsv, .csv) files with or without structure data. A status field has been added to all download files to denote computationally generated lipids. Other 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

  • December, 2012

  • November, 2012

  • October, 2012

  • September, 2012

  • August, 2012

  • July, 2012

  • June, 2012

  • May, 2012

  • April, 2012

  • March, 2012

  • February, 2012

logo LIPID MAPS® is funded by a grant from the Wellcome Trust.