NMR of lipids
Published:12 May 2015
This chapter reviews articles on NMR and lipids published between June 2013 and May 2014. The number of papers devoted to use of NMR methods in order to investigate lipid and lipid derived molecules, their structures, behavior in native and artificial membranes, interactions with proteins, peptides and low molecular weight solutes, as well as biomedical applications is constantly growing over recent years (resulting in more than 1500 articles found in Pub-Med in the examined period of time) although we included here only a selection of those papers that were accessible through the internet and peer-reviewed. The reviewed material has been arranged into several sections devoted to the structure and function of lipids in artificial and biological membranes (mostly liposomes and monolayers), their roles in membrane-related processes including lipid-mediated signal transduction, the interactions of lipids with membranous and soluble proteins, peptides and low molecular weight compounds, lipid metabolomics, visualization of lipid related processes in biomedicine, and lipid-based diagnosis including some methodological approaches.