The Lipid Research Division is the first 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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Steven J. Fliesler

The Retina Research Foundation has recognized Steven J. Fliesler at the University of Buffalo for his work on cholesterol metabolism in the retina.

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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

April 26 | 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
Exploring the vast world of acyl chain diversity and functions

Exploring the vast world of acyl chain diversity and functions

Dec. 14, 2022 More

Lipid protein interactions

Lipid protein interactions

Oct. 26, 2022 More