Lipids and their metabolism play a vital role in the physiology of cells, tissues, and organs. Therefore, the development of efficient and rapid lipid analysis methods has become more and more important. At CD BioGlyco, we provide high-qaultiy analysis services of monoacylglycerol (MAG), diacylglycerol (DAG), triacylglycerol (TAG), sterol, phospholipid (PL), and neutral lipid (NL) through various strategies.
Lipids and their metabolism play a vital role in the physiology of cells, tissues, and organs. Lipids are a class of bio-organic molecules that are hardly soluble in water but easily soluble in non-polar solvents. The lipid molecules in cells are roughly divided into three categories: non-polar lipids (including cholesterol, cholesterol esters, and triglycerides), polar lipids (including PLs, sphingolipids, and glycolipids), and lipids metabolites (substances produced by lipid synthesis or hydrolysis).
Fig.1 Basic morphology of lipid droplets. (Onal, 2017)
Lipids are not only the skeletal components and energy storage substances of the cell membrane, but also participate in many important functions of the cells. The main lipids involved in the construction of biological membranes are PLs, glycolipids, and cholesterol. In medicine, it has been proved that many major human diseases are related to lipid metabolism disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and some infectious diseases. In plants, lipids have been found to participate in processes such as photosynthesis, stomatal movement, signal transduction, cell secretion, vesicle transport, and cytoskeleton reorganization. In addition, some plant growth and development processes also require lipid participation, such as seed germination, organ differentiation, leaf senescence, and pollination.
MAGs are a class of glycerides, which are formed by esterification of hydroxyl groups in glycerol molecules with fatty acids. MAGs are essential for lipid metabolism and homeostasis.
TAGs are the main components of vegetable oils, and the analysis of their composition helps to monitor the quality of edible oils. CD BioGlyco provides customers with a variety of TAG analysis methods.
Phytosterols have important physiological functions, and are receiving more and more attention in the fields of medicine and life sciences, especially in the food industry.
CD BioGlyco has accumulated extensive experience in lipid analysis. If you have special needs in lipid analysis, please feel free to contact us.