LipidXplorer: a software for consensual cross-platform lipidomics

PLoS One. 2012;7(1):e29851. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029851. Epub 2012 Jan 17.


LipidXplorer is the open source software that supports the quantitative characterization of complex lipidomes by interpreting large datasets of shotgun mass spectra. LipidXplorer processes spectra acquired on any type of tandem mass spectrometers; it identifies and quantifies molecular species of any ionizable lipid class by considering any known or assumed molecular fragmentation pathway independently of any resource of reference mass spectra. It also supports any shotgun profiling routine, from high throughput top-down screening for molecular diagnostic and biomarker discovery to the targeted absolute quantification of low abundant lipid species. Full documentation on installation and operation of LipidXplorer, including tutorial, collection of spectra interpretation scripts, FAQ and user forum are available through the wiki site at:

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Lipids / analysis*
  • Lipids / chemistry
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Software*
  • Tandem Mass Spectrometry / methods*


  • Lipids