An increasing number of studies have shown that lipids are not only skeletal components of biological membranes and energy storage substances, but also involved in many important functions of cells. Many major human diseases have been shown to be associated with disorders of lipid metabolism, such as Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and certain infectious diseases. Lipids mainly include the following eight categories: fatty acids (e.g. linoleic acid, arachidonic acid), glycerolipids (e.g. TG, DG), glycerophospholipids (e.g. PC, PE, PG, PA, etc.), sphingolipids (e.g. Cer, SM, etc.), sterolipids (e.g. sterolipids), glycolipids (e.g. MGDG, SQDG, etc.), pregnenolipids (e.g. CoA, etc.), polyethylene.
Lipidomic analysis is the systematic analysis and identification of lipids in organisms, tissues or cells and the molecules with which they interact. In addition, the structure and function of lipids can also be understood, so as to reveal the relationship between lipid metabolism and the physiological and pathological processes of cells, organs and even the body. The contents of lipidomics research mainly include analysis and identification of lipids and their metabolites, lipid function and metabolic regulation, lipid metabolism pathways and networks. Lipidomics can provide a holistic and large-scale understanding of the role played by lipids in life processes, and may identify new markers that can provide new ideas for future disease cure or drug resistance studies.
Lipidomics Service at Creative Proteomics
At Creative Proteomics, we can provide a wide range of lipidomics profiling.
- Fatty Acids Analysis Service
- Short Chain Fatty Acids
- Very Long Chain Fatty Acids
- Total Fatty Acids
- Total TRANS-fatty Acid
- Free Fatty Acids (FFAs)
- Straight Chain Fatty Acids
- Branched Chain Fatty Acids
- Saturated Fatty Acids
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids
- Omega-6 Fatty Acids
- Medium-chain and Long-chain Fatty Acids
- Unsaturated Fatty Acids Solution
- Fatty Acids Derivatives Analysis
- Fatty Acids Metabolism Analysis Service
- Sterol Lipids Analysis Service
- Glycerolipids Analysis Service
- Glycerophospholipids Analysis Service
- Other Analysis Services
Figure 1. Analytical Workflows in Lipidomics (Hyötyläinen et al.,2015)
The techniques of lipidomics research mainly include the extraction, separation, analysis and identification of lipids and the corresponding bioinformatics techniques. Creative Proteomics mainly provides lipidomic analysis services based on biological mass spectrometry technology. The lipid analysis strategy based on mass spectrometry mainly includes liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and shotgun lipidomics.
- The liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry technology strategy is to use different lipid extraction methods to extract different types of lipids (lipid classes), or according to the difference in polarity of different types of lipids. Normal phase chromatography is used to classify the lipids of biological samples into different components at the species level. Then reverse phase chromatography is used to further separate the lipid molecules (molecular species) in the components, and then qualitative and quantitative analysis is performed using mass spectrometry.
- The shotgun lipidomics technique strategy usually adopts direct injection, and the lipid extract is directly analyzed and identified without chromatographic separation.
- AB Triple TOF 6600（Agilent 1290 UHPLC-AB 6600 MS）
- ScientificTM Orbitrap FusionTM LumosTM TribridTMTriple UHPLC-Mass Spectrometer System
- Orbitrap Mass Spectrometer
Advantages of our Lipidomics Service
- Advanced platform: Creative Proteomics has LC-MS and GC-MS platforms. Ultra-high resolution, ultra-high sensitivity, fast scanning speed and high-throughput mass spectrometry analysis.
- Professional bioinformatics analysis: We have a professional bioinformatics analysis team for data analysis. Personalized information analysis can be performed according to customer needs.
- Strict quality control: From sample processing, quality evaluation to machine testing, every step is strictly controlled to ensure the accuracy of the results.
- Rich experience in sample pre-processing: completed projects covering plasma, serum, urine, tissue, intestinal contents, feces, saliva, culture fluid, microorganisms, plant samples, etc.
- Excellent qualitative and quantitative capabilities: independent construction of a database of lipid metabolites, including 34 categories, more than 70,000 kinds of lipid substances, more than 100,000 MS/MS secondary mass spectra to qualify and quantify thousands of lipids, with high reproducibility of test results to ensure the accuracy of detection.
- Professional detection and analysis capabilities: strict quality control system, together with ultra-high resolution liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry system and professional data pre-processing and analysis capabilities, providing one-stop solutions for data pre-processing, metabolite identification, statistical analysis, metabolic pathway analysis, etc.
- Identification of lipid substances in tissue cells.
- Research on lipid function and metabolic regulation.
- Lipid metabolic pathways and network research.
- Lipid biomarker discovery.
- Serum and plasma: 300ul.
- Cells: 1×107.
- Cell culture supernatant: 10 ml.
- Feces: 200mg.
- Plant tissues: 500mg.
- Animal tissues: 200mg.
Our experts have many years of experience in lipidomics, bioinformatics, and various application fields from food, agriculture, disease research to pharmacy, can provide you with detailed plans, implementation and provide you with corresponding experiments report. Whether you need a solution for lipidomics or conducting targeted or non-targeted lipid research, we will work closely with you to determine the research purpose and develop a customized plan. If you have any questions or specific requirements, please feel free to contact us.
- Hyötyläinen T, Orešič M. Analytical lipidomics in metabolic and clinical research. Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism, 2015, 26(12): 671-673.
- Li Q, Liang X, Xue X, et al. Lipidomics Provides Novel Insights into Understanding the Bee Pollen Lipids Transepithelial Transport and Metabolism in Human Intestinal Cells. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2019, 68(3): 907-917.