Applications of mass spectrometry for cellular lipid analysis

Chunyan Wang, Miao Wang, Xianlin Han

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Mass spectrometric analysis of cellular lipids is an enabling technology for lipidomics, which is a rapidly-developing research field. In this review, we briefly discuss the principles, advantages, and possible limitations of electrospray ionization (ESI) and matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry-based methodologies for the analysis of lipid species. The applications of these methodologies to lipidomic research are also summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)698-713
Number of pages16
JournalMolecular BioSystems
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology


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