With more than 180,000 different molecular species, lipids form a vast and extraordinary class of biomolecules. Each of these lipids has a unique chemical structure and biophysical properties. Functioning as structural components of membranes, as medium for energy storage, as anchor for proteins, or as intra- and inter-cellular signaling molecules, lipids play diverse roles and are involved in numerous biological processes. Numerous human pathologies, including common conditions such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, inflammatory disease and neurodegeneration, involve changes in lipid metabolism. Likewise, a growing number of drugs are being developed that directly or indirectly affect lipid metabolic pathways. Instead of classical and cumbrous radiochemical analyses, lipid profiling by mass spectrometry (MS)-based lipidomics holds great potential as companion diagnostic in several steps along the drug development process.
Fig1. Lipidomics in drug development (Dehairs, J.; et al, 2015)
Creative Proteomics provides reliable, rapid, and cost-effective lipidomics services for pharma & biotech research. We will use our expertise to help you interpret the results and provide you with actionable recommendations on how to utilize these results in your research or business.
Since its development, MS-based lipidomics has been applied for the analysis of lipids in numerous disease conditions. Both LC-MS and shotgun lipidomics have been very successful in this context. Creative Proteomics provides a perfect lipidomics platform for drug target discovery.Learn More
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