Lipids as Biomarkers of Cancer and Bacterial Infections

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Author(s): Gerald Larrouy-Maumus *.

Journal Name: Current Medicinal Chemistry

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Lipids are ubiquitous molecules, known to play important roles in various cellular processes. Alterations to the lipidome can therefore be used as a read-out of the signs of disease, highlighting the importance to consider lipids as biomarkers in addition of nucleic acid and proteins. This mini-review exposes the current knowledge and limitations of the use of lipids as biomarkers of the top global killers which are cancer and bacterial infections.

Keywords: lipids, bacterial infection, tuberculosis, antibiotics resistance, cancer, biomarkers.

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DOI: 10.2174/0929867325666180904120029

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