About the LRD

The Lipid Research Division is a division of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The LRD represents lipid research scientists of the society and addresses concerns that include, but are not limited to, national and international visibility, representation at the annual meeting and on scientific advisory panels, and increased funding for lipid research. Additionally, the LRD serves as a platform within the ASBMB to highlight progress in lipid research and to foster communication among lipid researchers and between lipid researchers and the broader ASBMB membership.

We invite all lipid researchers to join the division. ASBMB membership is encouraged but not required.

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Lipid news
Dysregulation of a lipid transfer protein linked to brain disorders

CERT in cultured cells is dysregulated by substituting residues in the serine-repeat motif similar to those found in patients with certain mental and intellectual disorders.

Acylcarnitines, a warning signal for Type 2 diabetes

One of the lipid classes elevated in plasma with diabetic dyslipidemia, acylcarnitines function in transport and signaling.

‘Fatty retina’: A root cause of vision loss in diabetes?

Abnormalities of lipid metabolism are common in diabetes, so the authors reasoned that the retina might switch its programming in response to an abundance of fuel.

From the journals: JLR

How psoriasis changes skin lipids. It doesn’t take guts to secrete PCSK9. Anchoring NOD2 on the plasma membrane. Read about papers on these topics recently published in the Journal of Lipid Research.

Targeting cardiolipin modification in a genetic disorder

Focusing on this phospholipid in both cellular models and a clinical trial has shown promise in improving the molecular and clinical effects of TAFAZZIN deficiency.


Lipid Research Division Seminar Series

May 25, 2022 | 12 p.m. Eastern

Monthly presentations from young researchers highlighting their recent work in the field of lipids. Hosted by the ASBMB's Lipid Research Division.

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Recent LRD seminars
Pipping the plasma membrane: regulation of plasma membrane dynamics by PIP kinases

Pipping the plasma membrane: regulation of plasma membrane dynamics by PIP kinases

April 27, 2022 More

Phospholipid transfer at membrane contact sites

Phospholipid transfer at membrane contact sites

Jan. 26, 2022 More