Lipids are a broad group of naturally-occurring molecules which includes fats, waxes, sterols, fat-soluble vitamins (such as vitamins A, D, E and K), monoglycerides, diglycerides, phospholipids, and others. The main biological functions of lipids include energy storage, as structural components of cell membranes, and as important signaling molecules.
A study has found that consuming omega 3 primarily through fish, can modulate lipoproteins and can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Researchers have developed a new technique that can determine the specific molecular form, location, and the number of lipids in samples of rat brain tissue.
Chemical compounds found in many consumer products could be major contributors to the onset of lipid-related diseases, such as obesity according to a study.
A research team has devised a unique method that can establish the amount, location, and specific molecular form of lipids in rat brain tissue samples.
A protein shredder takes place in the cell membranes of brain cells. A new study has demonstrated that this protein shredder also controls fat metabolism.
Researchers have devised a new technique that integrates different levels of resolution in a computer simulation of biological membranes.
Lipids are essential building blocks of cell membranes, which control the exchange of substances and energy between a cell and its environment.
Scientists are increasingly aiming to leverage the various functions of lipids in human bodies, for example, in blood coagulation or as blood fats, to better interpret and predict a host of diseases.
Lipids have several crucial functions in the human body: They serve as messengers, which mediate the growth of cells and regulate the release of hormones.
Diseases with a genetic cause could, in theory, be treated by supplying a correct version of the faulty gene.
Cells in some of the body's most vulnerable entry routes to bacterial infection buffer themselves when the immune system detects danger by reorganizing the cholesterol on their surfaces, a new study led by UTSW scientists suggests.
Harvesting sunlight to make energy is a complex reaction that plants do naturally, but isn't well understood.
When we are exposed to sufficient cold or exercise, small clusters of brown fat cells in our bodies begin to burn up energy.
New understandings of how lipids function within tears could lead to better drugs for treating dry eye disease.
A team at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares, working in partnership with researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, has discovered a new molecular mechanism mediated by nuclear receptors that determines the identity and expansion of macrophages--one of the cell types that act as immune sentinels in the body.
Novel biomaterials could soon be created using magnetic bacteria.
A method using noninvasive raman spectroscopy has been developed by scientists to measure blood glucose levels without the use of needles.
Researchers have discovered that pancreatic cells, producing lipids, can create their own autoimmune ending. This article looks at how this is possible.
Researchers have established a way to determine the age of fingerprints that could help forensic investigators.
Scientists have established a lipidomic method that proved successful in the analysis of human subcutaneous adipose biopsies.