LIPID MAPS® Structure Database (LMSD)

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Lipid Classification System

The LIPID MAPS® Lipid Classification System is comprised of eight lipid categories, each with its own subclassification hierarchy. All lipids in the LIPID MAPS® Structure Database (LMSD) have been classified using this system and have been assigned LIPID MAPS® ID's (LM_ID) which reflects their position in the classification hierarchy. LMSD can be searched by lipid class, common name, systematic name or synonym, mass, InChIKey or LIPID MAPS® ID with the search box in the banner, or alternatively, by LIPID MAPS® ID, systematic or common name, mass, formula, category, main class, subclass data, or structure or sub-structure with one of the search interfaces in the LMSD database section. Each LMSD record contains an image of the molecular structure, common and systematic names, links to external databases, Wikipedia pages (where available), other annotations and links to structure viewing tools. In addition to LMSD search interfaces, you can drill down through the classification hierarchy below to the LMSD record for an individual lipid.

Classification Updates (updated on March 20th, 2017)
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Lipid Categories

Sphingolipids [SP]
Sphingoid bases [SP01]
Sphing-4-enines (Sphingosines) [SP0101]
Sphinganines [SP0102]
4-Hydroxysphinganines (Phytosphingosines) [SP0103]
Sphingoid base homologs and variants [SP0104]
Sphingoid base 1-phosphates [SP0105]
Lysosphingomyelins and lysoglycosphingolipids [SP0106]
N-methylated sphingoid bases [SP0107]
Sphingoid base analogs [SP0108]
Ceramides [SP02]
N-acylsphingosines (ceramides) [SP0201]
N-acylsphinganines (dihydroceramides) [SP0202]
N-acyl-4-hydroxysphinganines (phytoceramides) [SP0203]
Acylceramides [SP0204]
Ceramide 1-phosphates [SP0205]
Phosphosphingolipids [SP03]
Ceramide phosphocholines (sphingomyelins) [SP0301]
Ceramide phosphoethanolamines [SP0302]
Ceramide phosphoinositols [SP0303]
Phosphonosphingolipids [SP04]
Neutral glycosphingolipids [SP05]
Simple Glc series [SP0501]
Galα1-4Galβ1-4Glc- (Globo series) [SP0502]
GalNAcβ1-4Galβ1-4Glc- (Ganglio series) [SP0503]
Galβ1-3GlcNAcβ1-3Galβ1-4Glc- (Lacto series) [SP0504]
Galβ1-4GlcNAcβ1-3Galβ1-4Glc- (Neolacto series) [SP0505]
Galα1-3Galβ1-4Glc- (Isoglobo series) [SP0506]
Manα1-3Manβ1-4Glc- (Mollu series) [SP0507]
GlcNAcβ1-3Manβ1-4Glc- (Arthro series) [SP0508]
Gal- (Gala series) [SP0509]
Other Neutral glycosphingolipids [SP0500]
Acidic glycosphingolipids [SP06]
Gangliosides [SP0601]
Sulfoglycosphingolipids (sulfatides) [SP0602]
Glucuronosphingolipids [SP0603]
Phosphoglycosphingolipids [SP0604]
Other Acidic glycosphingolipids [SP0600]
Basic glycosphingolipids [SP07]
Amphoteric glycosphingolipids [SP08]
Arsenosphingolipids [SP09]
Other Sphingolipids [SP00]