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Triacylglycerol

We provide MS-based lipid analysis of TAG glycerolipids in a variety of sample types and deliver results in as little as two weeks.

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About the structure and biological function of TAG

Structure. Triacylglycerols (triglycerides, TAG, or TG) are a type of glycerolipids. Their structure consists of a glycerol backbone linked to three fatty acids. The fatty acids can be of variable length, hydroxylated, and contain double bonds.

Function. Triacylglycerols are a great source of energy in eukaryotes. Commercially important fats and oils of animal and plant origin consist almost exclusively of triacylglycerols. They also serve as pool for structural and bioactive fatty acids. The excessive accumulation of triacylglycerols in adipose tissue and other organs results in obesity and other health problems such as cardiovascular disease, fatty liver, and diabetes.

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GENERAL STRUCTURE
TAG

General molecular structure of triacylglycerol.

TAG lipidomics analysis with
Lipotype

Structural detailsspecies level
Variants identified > 250
Methodmass spectrometry
DeviceQ Exactive Orbitrap (280.000 Res)
Quantificationyes
Delivery time2-6 weeks
Lipidomics datapmol & mol%
Figuresincluded
1Cells Basic includes:
TAG, DAG, PA, PC, PE, PG, PI, PS, CE, SM

2Blood Basic includes:
TAG, DAG, PC, PE, PI, LPC, LPE, Cer, Chol, CE, PC O-, PE O-, SM

3Skin includes:
TAG, DAG, Chol, CE, NdS, NS, NP, NH, AdS, AS, AP, AH, EOdS, EOS, EOP, EOH

REPORTED AS
TAG 53:1;0

An example for the molecular structure of triacylglycerol, specifically TAG 53:1;0.

GENERAL STRUCTURE
TAG

General molecular structure of triacylglycerol.

REPORTED AS
TAG 42:0;0

An example for the molecular structure of triacylglycerol, specifically TAG 42:0;0.

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