There are 180.000 different lipid species and all we do is talk about cholesterol

Novel lipidomic technologies show the existence of a staggering number of individual lipid species. The virtually unlimited repertoire of individual lipid species allows participation in extremely diverse cellular functions ranging from infectious diseases to regenerative medicine, cancer, neurobiology, and the gut microbiome. The biological functions of the individual lipid species are unknown. Due to recent innovations and potential widespread applications in fundamental, applied, clinical and commercial research, lipidomics is rapidly gaining interest in various areas of life sciences.

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