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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