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
‘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.

A molecular determinant of membrane protein targeting

A study found that a nuclear envelope-localized protein depends on cardiolipin for translocation to its target membrane.

A surprising modification lowers the lipid binding affinity of a membrane trafficking protein

A fortuitous observation shows that endogenous bacterial compounds react readily with conserved lysine residues.


Lipid Research Division Seminar Series

Monthly | 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
Subcellular sphingolipids and ceramides in organelle function

Subcellular sphingolipids and ceramides in organelle function

Dec. 1, 2021 More

Lipin 1

Lipin 1

Nov. 3, 2021 More