Chemical Biology Tools to Study Lipids and their Metabolism with Increased Spatial and Temporal Resolution




glycerophospholipids, sphingolipids, photocaging, metabolic bias, Lipidomics


Lipids are important cellular components providing many essential functions. To fulfill these various functions evolution has selected for a diverse set of lipids and this diversity is seen at the organismal, cellular and subcellular level. Understanding how cells maintain this complex lipid organization is a very challenging problem, which for lipids, is not easily addressed using biochemical and genetic techniques. Therefore, chemical tools have an important role to play in our quest to understand the complexities of lipid metabolism. Here we discuss new chemical tools to study lipids, their distribution and metabolism with increased spatial and temporal resolution.




How to Cite

C. Simon, S. Feng, H. Riezman, Chimia 2021, 75, 1012, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2021.1012.