Mass Spectrometry-Based Shotgun Lipidomics for Cancer Research

Jianing Wang, Chunyan Wang, Xianlin Han

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4 Scopus citations


Shotgun lipidomics is an analytical approach for large-scale and systematic analysis of the composition, structure, and quantity of cellular lipids directly from lipid extracts of biological samples by mass spectrometry. This approach possesses advantages of high throughput and quantitative accuracy, especially in absolute quantification. As cancer research deepens at the level of quantitative biology and metabolomics, the demand for lipidomics approaches such as shotgun lipidomics is becoming greater. In this chapter, the principles, approaches, and some applications of shotgun lipidomics for cancer research are overviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
ISSN (Print)0065-2598
ISSN (Electronic)2214-8019


  • Cancer lipidomics
  • Direct infusion-based shotgun lipidomics
  • Imaging lipidomics
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Shotgun lipidomics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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