a glycerophospholipid m/z prediction database
Developed by Graeme S.V. McDowell, Alexandre P. Blanchard and Nico Valenzuela
Frequently asked questions:
- How do I subscribe to the VaLID mailing list?
- How do I unsubscribe from the VaLID mailing list?
- Why does the first search take so long, and subsequent searches take no time at all?
- Where can I find information on the lipid nomenclature used?
- When searching through "All" lipid subclasses, why did the progress bar reach 100%, then start over from zero?
- How can I contribute to the VaLID database?
Send an email to email@example.com with SUBSCRIBE in the subject and body of the email.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject and body of the email.
Note: Initial searches may take longer than a minute, depending upon the connection speed, and search options selected.
VaLID follows the Lipid Maps classification and nomenclature system in lipid naming, as described by Fahy et al., 2011.
Reference: Fahy E, Cotter D, Sud M, Subramaniam S (2011) Lipid classification, structures and tools. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1811(11): 637-647.
When searching through “All” lipid subclasses, why did the progress bar reach 100%, then start over from zero?
The progress bar reports the progress of searching through the database for one lipid subclass. When the “All” lipid subclass search is selected, the program will report progress through each database in turn. The progress bar is reset each time a new database begins to load. As of version 2.0.0, should more than one database need to be loaded, text beside the progress bar will show how many sheets have been loaded, and how many have yet to be loaded.
We welcome all suggestions and input.
- If you have published MS data and would like your curated lipids modeled by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Training Program in Neurodegenerative Lipidomics (CTPNL), please email email@example.com with your dataset and reference and we will work to adding your species to our structural representation database referencing your dataset.
- If you have evidence that a given species should be listed as part of our best prediction database based on prevalence in mammalian cells, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will update the database and cite your reference.