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Lipids

Lipidomics research involves the profiling, identification and quantification of lipids within a biological source. Currently, lipidomics is considered under the umbrella of metabolomics research.

Lipids are a diverse group of compounds with a variety of functions, such as structural components in cellular membranes, energy storage source or cell signaling molecules. Lipids are hydrophobic or amphiphilic small molecules whose biosynthesis originates from two building blocks, a ketoacyl group or isoprene group. LIPID MAPS has determined eight categories to divide lipids into: fatty acids, glycerolipids, glycerophospholipids, sphingolipids, saccharolipids, polyketides, sterol and prenol lipids.

We can supply the fatty acids, glycerides, sphingolipids, bioactive lipids, and the many other high quality lipids that your research requires. Use the sortable tables, based upon LIPID MAPS classifications, to browse our extensive listing of products for steroids, prostaglandins, saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, and oils just to name some from our expanding product line. As research continues to expand into the field of Lipidomics be assured Sigma Life Science can offer you the highest quality products.