Special Issue "Mass Spectrometry-Based Lipidomics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021).
Interests: lipidomics; chromatography; mass spectrometry; lipid biochemistry; harmonisation
Interests: lipidomics; protein and lipid biochemistry; metabolic diseases; harmonisation
In the last few years, it has become increasingly apparent that explaining complex biochemical pathways cannot rely solely on the study of genetic background and genetic variation. A better understanding of proteins, peptides, metabolites, and lipids at the molecular level is required. However, these components and their natural variations are still poorly characterized, be it in model organisms or human populations.
Of particular interest, the implication of lipids in many biological processes, such as plant growth, viral infection mechanisms, neuronal pathologies, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, obesity, or cancer, has only recently emerged. These developments have been made possible by advances in mass-spectrometry-based lipidomics and associated techniques, which have made it easier to grasp the lipidome’s complexity.
Mass-spectrometry-based lipidomic workflows have considerably improved over the years, yielding ever more comprehensive coverage, structural resolution, and better quantification of the lipidome and its variations. The field has now reached a point where translation to clinical applications is within reach. In this context, the lipidomics community must work towards developing ever-better analytics and establishing widely accepted guidelines for validation and reproducibility.
In this Special Issue, we would like to invite manuscripts on all aspects of mass-spectrometry-based lipidomic workflows: sample preparation, chromatographic separation, MS and MS/MS, quality control, data processing and statistical analysis, harmonization efforts, and clinical translation. Both review articles and original studies are welcome.
Dr. Amaury Cazenave Gassiot
Dr. Federico Tesio Torta
Dr. Bo Johannes Burla
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- Mass spectrometry
- Targeted and untargeted lipidomics