LipidCreator workbench to probe the lipidomic landscape

Nat Commun. 2020 Apr 28;11(1):2057. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-15960-z.


Mass spectrometry (MS)-based targeted lipidomics enables the robust quantification of selected lipids under various biological conditions but comprehensive software tools to support such analyses are lacking. Here we present LipidCreator, a software that fully supports targeted lipidomics assay development. LipidCreator offers a comprehensive framework to compute MS/MS fragment masses for over 60 lipid classes. LipidCreator provides all functionalities needed to define fragments, manage stable isotope labeling, optimize collision energy and generate in silico spectral libraries. We validate LipidCreator assays computationally and analytically and prove that it is capable to generate large targeted experiments to analyze blood and to dissect lipid-signaling pathways such as in human platelets.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Blood Platelets / metabolism
  • Calibration
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lipidomics / methods*
  • Lipids / blood
  • Lipids / chemistry
  • Male
  • Platelet Activation
  • Probability
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Signal Transduction
  • Software*
  • Young Adult


  • Lipids