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Introduction to Lipidomics

From Bacteria to Man, 1st Edition

By Claude Leray

CRC Press

339 pages | 545 B/W Illus.

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Description

Lipidomics is the study of the lipid molecules that are found in animal, plant, and bacterial cells. Recent research in this field has been driven by the development of sensitive new mass spectrometric tools and protocols, leading to the identification and quantification of thousands of lipids and their roles in metabolic processes.

Designed for students of biochemistry, cell biology, pharmacology, nutrition, cosmetics, and medicine, Introduction to Lipidomics: From Bacteria to Man organizes the vast diversity of lipid molecules around simple analytical concepts, which are also understandable to students and readers from other scientific fields. It describes the structure, history, and function of lipids that play a key role in energy metabolism, cell signaling, and the formation of membranes of living cells. Each lipid section in the book contains a brief account of its discovery, biological functions, and possible pharmacological properties. An appendix is devoted to the chronology of lipid discoveries and associated techniques, supplemented by a bibliography of the major lipid groups and a review of lipid Web sites.

The first comprehensive book on lipidomics, this long-awaited work inventories the huge variety of lipid molecules from animal, plant, and bacterial cells. It includes marine ecosystems, little-known structures from bibliographic data, cultural references, and context. A true text rather than just a catalog, it is highly informative and educational while simultaneously being anecdotal and interesting.

Table of Contents

Section I Simple Lipids

Simple Lipids with Only One Component

Hydrocarbons

Fatty Acids

Hydroxylated or Cyclic Fatty Acid Derivatives

Fatty Alcohols

Fatty Aldehydes

Fatty Ketones

Long-Chain Amino Alcohols

Phenolic or Quinone Lipids

Prenylated Lipids

Simple Lipids with Two Different Components

Acylglycerols

Simple Aminolipids

Ceramides

Waxes

Cyanolipids

Sterol Esters and Sterol Alkyl Ethers

Acyl-CoA

Simple Glycolipids

Section II Complex Lipids

Phospholipids

Glycerophospholipids

Glycerophosphonolipids

Sphingosylphospholipids

Sphingosylphosphonolipids

Complex Amino Lipids

Amino Lipids without Glycerol

Amino Lipids Containing a Diacylglycerol

Complex Glycolipids

Glycoglycerolipids

Glycosphingolipids

Lipopolysaccharides

Phenolic Glycolipids

Glycopeptidolipids

Appendix A: Main Biological and Pharmacological Properties of Lipids

Appendix B: Main Lipids Involved in Human Pathologies

Appendix C: Selected History of Lipid Science and Technology

Appendix D: References

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED008000
MEDICAL / Biochemistry
SCI013040
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Organic
TEC012000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science