1. General strategies for practical chromatographic analysis of lipids (A. Kuksis, J.J. Myher). 2. Polar capillary GLC of intact natural diacyl and triacylglycerols (E. Geeraert). 3. High pressure liquid chromatography of arachidonic acid metabolites involved in inflammation (W.S. Powell). 4. Application of GC/MS techniques to the analysis of prostaglandins and related substances (C.R. Pace-Asciak). 5. The GLC of plasma intact lipids in clinical research (P. Mares). 6. HPLC of the arachidonoyl molecular species of glycero-phospholipids in alveolar macrophages and immune responses (Y. Nakagawa, K. Waku). 7. HPLC of diacylglycerol and phospholipase C sensitive glycerolipids in microsomes of normal tissues and dystrophic muscle (Type Duchenne) (B. Rüstow, H. Rabe, D. Kunze). 8. Chromatographic analysis of phosphoinositides and their breakdown products in activated blood platelets/neutrophils (V.G. Mahadevappa, B.J. Holub). 9. TLC and HPTLC of phospholipids and glycolipids in health and disease (M. Saito, S. Ando). 10. HPLC of molecular species of glycerophospholipids in studies of lipoproteins and lipid transport (G.M. Patton, S.J. Robins). 11. High performance liquid chromatography of glycosphingolipids in brain disease (F.B. Jungalwala, M.D. Ullman, R.H. McCluer). 12. GC/MS of molecular species of glycerophospholipids (K. Saito, K. Satouchi, M. Kino, H. Ogino, M. Oda). 13. LC/MS of natural glycerolipids, sterols and steryl esters (A. Kuksis, L. Marai, J.J. Myher, S. Pind). Subject Index.