Technological developments in lipidomics

Brief Funct Genomic Proteomic. 2008 Sep;7(5):395-409. doi: 10.1093/bfgp/eln042. Epub 2008 Sep 19.


Lipid analysis is a well-established field of research that focuses on one lipid or a few lipids. The recent developments in mass spectrometry technologies have enabled more comprehensive studies to be performed on lipids present in a sample. The move towards extensive lipid research has led to the coining of the term lipidomics, which is defined as the ensemble of lipids present in a sample. In this review, we will discuss the technical developments in the field of lipidomics and the current limitations of this nascent field.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Lipids* / chemistry
  • Molecular Structure
  • Spectrometry, Mass, Electrospray Ionization
  • Tandem Mass Spectrometry


  • Lipids