Lipid MAPS

NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 835
Cotter D.1, Maer A.1, Guda C.2, Saunders B.1, and Subramaniam S.1,3
1San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California 92093-0505, USA 2GenNYsis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University at Albany, State University of New York, One Discovery drive, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3456, USA
3Departments of Bioengineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0612, USA

Database Description

The LIPID MAPS Proteome Database (LMPD) is an object-relational database of lipid-associated protein sequences and annotations. The initial release contains 2959 records, representing human and mouse proteins involved in lipid metabolism. UniProt IDs were obtained based on keyword search of KEGG and GO databases, and this LMPD protein list was then enhanced with annotations from UniProt, EntrezGene, ENZYME, GO, KEGG and other public resources. We also assigned associations with general lipid categories, based on GO and KEGG annotations. Users may search LMPD by database ID or keyword, and filter by species and/or lipid class associations; from the search results, one can then access a compilation of data relevant to each protein of interest, cross-linked to external databases. The LIPID MAPS Proteome Database (LMPD) is publicly available from the LIPID MAPS Consortium website (


This work was supported by National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Glue Grant NIH/NIGMS Grant 1 U54 GM69338.

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