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.

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Lipid news
Harnessing a natural plant insecticide for commercial use

Researchers in Australia have identified circular peptides, called cyclotides, that affect the formation of cell membranes, causing death or restricted growth.

Cardiolipin helps fruit flies take flight

Researchers at New York University have found that this long-lived phospholipid may underlie the insect’s extraordinary wing strength.

New gene new strides in gangliosidosis

A gene that decreases disease progression in mice provides a new direction for human therapy.

From the journals: JLR

A “T” makes a difference in blood clotting. High cholesterol: two screens are better than one. Biomarkers for cardiovascular risk. Statin-induced changes to the HDL lipidome. Read about recent papers on these topics.




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LRD Seminar Series

Presentations by 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
Regulation and function of membrane lipids

Regulation and function of membrane lipids

May 29, 2024 More

Lipids and lysosome function

Lipids and lysosome function

Jan. 24, 2024 More