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Oxidized Squalene

We provide MS-based lipid analysis of oxiSqe prenol lipids in a variety of sample types and deliver results in six or less weeks.


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About the structure and biological function of oxiSqe

Structure. Oxidized squalenes (oxidosqualenes, or oxiSqe) belong to the group of isoprenoids within the prenol lipids category. Their structure is based on a linear chain of six five-carbon isoprene units, the building blocks of prenol lipids. Oxidized squalenes further encompass oxygen containing substituents such as hydroxyl and epoxy groups.

Function. Depending on their oxygen containing substituents, oxidized squalenes fulfill multiple biological roles such as occupying an intermediary branch point in the biosynthesis of sterol lipids in plants and animals. Following UV exposure, oxiSqe are exerting harmful activities in mammal skin: they can contribute to an increase in the release of inflammatory mediators and sebaceous gland proliferation. Further, changes in levels of oxidized squalenes are believed to relate to juvenile and adult acne.

oxiSqe lipidomics analysis with

Structural detailsmolecular species
Variants identified < 10
Methodmass spectrometry
DeviceAgilent 1290 HPLC + 6495 Triplequad
Delivery time6 weeks
Lipidomics datapmol & mol%


An example for the molecular structure of 2,3-epoxysqualene.


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