About the Portal

Lipid storage in lipid droplets (LD) is a crucially important process in all organisms, and is implicated in many human diseases, including obesity, liver disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and immune function in humans. A more complete understanding of lipid storage could have implications for our understanding and treatment of these diseases. To further this goal, the Lipid Droplet Knowledge Portal provides a comprehensive picture of the genes and pathways affecting lipid droplet biology, including gene expression, proteomics, and LD morphology phenotypes, by integrating multiple relevant data types.