JLR launches junior associate editors program

The Journal of Lipid Research welcomes its first cohort of junior associate editors — four assistant professors who are partnering with senior editors to learn how to manage the peer-review process. Read more about the new editors

A deep dive into phosphoinositide biology

In the Journal of Lipid Research, Vytas Bankaitis and George M. Carman have put together an eight-article review series covering “the structure, function and regulation of enzymes responsible for the synthesis and degradation of phosphoinositides, as well as the roles phosphoinositides play in cell physiology, health and disease.”  Read the introduction to the series .

Lipidomics community seeks harmony

In a recent position paper in the Journal of Lipid Research, scientists in the lipidomics community call for harmonization of approaches to blood plasma lipidomics. They hope the effort will move biomarkers discovered with mass spectrometry-based lipidomics toward clinical use. Read their recommendations  here .

New addition to 'Living History of Lipids'

Since 2013, the Journal of Lipid Research has been running a series of thematic reviews about the " Living History of Lipids ." The latest installment, the sixth in the series, by Jean E. Vance of the University of Alberta, was published this spring. It is about the discovery, chemistry and biochemistry of two ubiquitous phosphoglycerolipids — phosphatidylserine and phosphatidylethanolamine, known as PS and PE, respectively. Read Vance's article: Historical Perspective: Phosphatidylserine and Phosphatidylethanolamine from the 1800s to the Present.

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