Life — As a Matter of Fat

The Emerging Science of Lipidomics

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ISBN: 978-3-540-23248-3 (Print) 978-3-540-27076-8 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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    Prologue: Lipidomics — A Science Beyond Stamp Collection

  2. The Overlooked Molecules

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      Pages 9-21

      Life from Molecules

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      Pages 23-31

      Head and Tail

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      Pages 33-42

      Oil and Water

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      Pages 43-52

      Lipids Speak the Language of Curvature

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      Pages 53-62

      A Matter of Softness

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      Soft Shells Shape Up

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      Pages 73-78

      Biological Membranes — Models and Fashion

  3. Lipids Make Sense

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      Pages 81-89

      Lipids in Bilayers — A Stressful Life

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      Pages 91-103

      The More We Are Together

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      Pages 105-116

      Lipids in Flatland

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      Pages 117-128

      Social Lipids

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      Pages 129-136

      Lively Lipids Provide for Function

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      Pages 137-145

      Proteins at Lipid Mattresses

  4. Lipids in Action

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      Pages 149-157

      Cholesterol on the Scene

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      Pages 159-172

      Lipids in Charge

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      Pages 173-179

      Being Smart — A Fishy Matter of Fat

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      Pages 181-188

      Liquor and Drugs — As a Matter of Fat

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      Pages 189-195

      Lipid Eaters

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      Pages 197-207

      Powerful and Strange Lipids at Work

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