A lipidome atlas in MS-DIAL 4

Nat Biotechnol. 2020 Oct;38(10):1159-1163. doi: 10.1038/s41587-020-0531-2. Epub 2020 Jun 15.


We present Mass Spectrometry-Data Independent Analysis software version 4 (MS-DIAL 4), a comprehensive lipidome atlas with retention time, collision cross-section and tandem mass spectrometry information. We formulated mass spectral fragmentations of lipids across 117 lipid subclasses and included ion mobility tandem mass spectrometry. Using human, murine, algal and plant biological samples, we annotated and semiquantified 8,051 lipids using MS-DIAL 4 with a 1-2% estimated false discovery rate. MS-DIAL 4 helps standardize lipidomics data and discover lipid pathways.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chromatography, Liquid
  • Data Analysis*
  • Lipidomics / methods*
  • Lipids / chemistry
  • Lipids / genetics*
  • Tandem Mass Spectrometry


  • Lipids