Lipid biology is a field of study that focuses on the structure, function, and metabolism of lipids. Lipids are a diverse group of biomolecules that play essential roles in biological systems, including energy storage, membrane structure and function, cell signalling, and as precursors for important signalling molecules. Research in lipid biology can help us better understand human health and disease, as many disorders such as metabolic disorders, cardiovascular disease, and cancer are linked to lipid metabolism and signalling. This rapidly growing field paired with recent advancements have resulted in the development of new therapeutics and has the potential to have applications in a range of fields including metabolic disorders, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
There are a plethora of methods to investigate lipid biology, each with their own advantages and purposes to allow researchers to better understand lipid interactions, below are some of the most commonly used techniques.
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