Unit

UNIT 14.12 LipidXplorer: Software for Quantitative Shotgun Lipidomics Compatible with Multiple Mass Spectrometry Platforms

  1. Ronny Herzog1,2,
  2. Dominik Schwudke3,
  3. Andrej Shevchenko1

Published Online: 15 OCT 2013

DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bi1412s43

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Herzog, R., Schwudke, D. and Shevchenko, A. 2013. LipidXplorer: Software for Quantitative Shotgun Lipidomics Compatible with Multiple Mass Spectrometry Platforms. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 14:14.12:14.12.1–14.12.30.

Author Information

  1. 1

    MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany

  2. 2

    Lipotype GmbH, Dresden, Germany

  3. 3

    Research Center Borstel, Borstel, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 OCT 2013

Abstract

LipidXplorer is an open-source software kit that supports the identification and quantification of molecular species of any lipid class detected by shotgun experiments performed on any mass spectrometry platform. LipidXplorer does not rely on a database of reference spectra: instead, lipid identification routines are user defined in the declarative molecular fragmentation query language (MFQL). The software supports batch processing of multiple shotgun acquisitions by high-resolution mass mapping, precursor and neutral-loss scanning, and data-dependent MS/MS lending itself to a variety of lipidomics applications in cell biology and molecular medicine. Curr. Protoc. Bioinform. 43:14.12.1-14.12.30. © 2013 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Keywords:

  • mass spectrometry;
  • shotgun lipidomics;
  • MS/MS;
  • LipidXplorer;
  • lipid identification;
  • lipid quantification;
  • lipidomics screen