Lipidomics and Metabolomics in Graz
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Metabolomics is the science of metabolites from endogenous and exogenous sources. The main categories of metabolites encompass lipids, amino acids, carbohydrates, nucleotides, catecholamines and exogenous pharmaceuticals. Due to the sheer vastness of the number of lipids, lipidomics is a separate scientific field as explained below.

Lipidomics is a constantly growing research area which extends into the realms of energy metabolism, membrane biology and signaling processes. The lipidome comprises a plethora of estimated 100,000 – 200,000 molecular compounds, many of them as of now presumably undetected. The scope of molecular structures reveals a surprisingly vast diversity ranging from commonly known triglycerides and phospholipids all the way to signaling compounds like steroids, S1P or eicosanoids and even rare species like microbial mycolic acids or highly complex glycolipids.

                                                                         

 

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