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
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.

Tour de flippase

These proteins — along with their siblings, floppases and scramblases — catalyze the flip-flop movement of phospholipid between the two leaflets of a membrane.

The International Lipidomics Society: Who we are and where we are heading

The aim of the ILS is to foster international community-wide coordination and communication to create lipidomics-specific guidelines for good scientific practice and future development.

Transport of O-palmitoleated Wnts: Where does the lipid go?

These ligands are secreted to the cell membrane bound to their dedicated transporter. The authors describe the structure of this complex with the essential lipid.


Lipid Research Division Seminar Series

Wednesdays | 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
Phosphoinositol signaling at organelle contact sites

Phosphoinositol signaling at organelle contact sites

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