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Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Lipidome

I would like to give a shout out to Colby Vorland over at Nutritional Blogma for posting about this here:
The Complex Lipidome Quantified

Lipidome = a play on words presumably derived from genome to describe the spectrum of lipids in human circulation.

Please do go visit Colby and share with him your comments.  I will, however, share two direct links with you here:

The full text article:  Lipidomics reveals a remarkable diversity of lipids in human plasma
The research consortium that generated the article:  Lipid MAPS

No doubt I'll be spending some time at the Lipidomics Gateway in the near future!

2 comments:

Colby said...

Thanks for the shout out!

FYI "omics" is added to words to signify a consideration as a whole- e.g. studying all lipid species; from wiki: in cellular and molecular biology, forming nouns with the sense "all constituents considered collectively".

I've seen a lot of biologists e-groan about the number of words that it is tacked onto ("antiomes" heh). See a large list here: http://omics.org/index.php/Alphabetically_ordered_list_of_omes_and_omics

Here is an interesting paper on how these suffixes came to be: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2392988/

I'm staking a claim on "dietome" :)

-Colby

LynMarie Daye said...

Thanks for posting! VERY interesting!

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