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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Scott D. Emr

Scott Emr, a professor at Cornell University, got a lifetime achievement award in May during the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s meeting on ESCRT biology in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Lipid news
Unconventional phosphoinositide synthesis

Researchers uncover a clue to how disease-causing bacteria synthesize the tiny lipids known as 3-phosphoinositides to hijack host cells.

Hippocampal lipids linked to brain disorders

Most studies addressing the hippocampus have considered it as a whole structure, but it also can be divided into subregions along its longitudinal axis, segregating dorsal and ventral poles.

Novel eicosanoids from the COX-2 reaction: 5-hydroxy-prostaglandins

This biosynthetic pathway links lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase enzymes.

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.


Lipid Research Division Seminar Series

Monthly | 12 p.m. Eastern

Dec. 14 | 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
Lipid protein interactions

Lipid protein interactions

Oct. 26, 2022 More

New mechanisms of phosphoinositide signaling

New mechanisms of phosphoinositide signaling

Aug. 31, 2022 More