Biological membranes are composed of a highly diverse and dynamic lipid composition, which is a prerequisite for all processes of life like growth, signal perception, compound exchange, and adaption to the environment.

We developed a liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) based lipidomics platform, which facilitates enhanced selectivity and coverage for 35 lipid classes and the corresponding lipid species. The platform includes single mono-phasic extraction, sequential Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC) separations, Triple Quadrupole/Ion Trap (QTrap) based mass spectrometry and systematic workflows for unbiased, standardized and expedited data handling.

Workflow of the LC-MS based lipidomics approach

from Ph.D. thesis Pablo Tarazona

Scheme of the workflows developed for liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) lipidomics based on multiple reaction monitoring. SRM: selected reaction monitoring; tR: retention time; PA: peak area.