Comparative lipid profiling dataset of the inflammation-induced optic nerve regeneration

Anna Trzeciecka, David T. Stark, Jacky M.K. Kwong, Maria Piqueras, Sanjoy K. Bhattacharya, Joseph Caprioli

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In adult mammals, retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) fail to regenerate following damage. As a result, RGCs die after acute injury and in progressive degenerative diseases such as glaucoma; this can lead to permanent vision loss and, eventually, blindness. Lipids are crucial for the development and maintenance of cell membranes, myelin sheaths, and cellular signaling pathways, however, little is known about their role in axon injury and repair. Studies examining changes to the lipidome during optic nerve (ON) regeneration could greatly inform treatment strategies, yet these are largely lacking. Experimental animal models of ON regeneration have facilitated the exploration of the molecular determinants that affect RGC axon regeneration. Here, we analyzed lipid profiles of the ON and retina in an ON crush rat model using liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry. Furthermore, we investigated lipidome changes after ON crush followed by intravitreal treatment with Zymosan, a yeast cell wall derivative known to enhance RGC regeneration. This data is available at the NIH Common Fund's Metabolomics Data Repository and Coordinating Center (supported by NIH grant, U01-DK097430) website, the Metabolomics Workbench,, where it has been assigned Project ID: PR000661. The data can be accessed directly via it's Project DOI: doi: 10.21,228/M87D53.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number103950
JournalData in Brief
StatePublished - Jun 2019


  • Lipid profile
  • Optic nerve
  • Optic nerve crush
  • Regeneration
  • Retina
  • Zymosan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


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