A five-year, large-scale collaborative “Glue Grant” (funds providing the “glue” to bring investigators together, allowing them to work interactively) was funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) in August 2003 to develop a LIPID Metabolites and Pathways Strategy, known as LIPID MAPS. The goals of the LIPID MAPS Consortium are: (1) to separate and detect all of the lipids in a specific cell and to discover and characterize novel lipids that may be present, (2) to quantitate each of the lipid metabolites present and determine the changes in their levels and locations during cellular function, and (3) to define biosynthetic pathways for each lipid and develop lipid maps that define interaction networks.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)