The Chemical Reactions and Pathways Involving Lipids Compounds Soluble in an Organic Solvent But Not or Sparingly in an Aqueous Solvent. Includes Fatty Acids; Neutral Fats Other Fatty Acid Esters and Soaps; Long Chain (fatty) Alcohols and Waxes; Sphingoids and Other Long Chain Bases; Glycolipids Phospholipids and Sphingolipids; and Carotenes Polyprenols Sterols Terpenes and Other Isoprenoids.
The Directed Movement of Substances (such As Macromolecules Small Molecules Ions) Into Out of or Within a Cell or Between Cells or Within a Multicellular Organism by Means of Some Agent Such As a Transporter or Pore.
The Living Contents of a Cell; the Matter Contained Within (but Not Including) the Plasma Membrane Usually Taken to Exclude Large Vacuoles and Masses of Secretory or Ingested Material. in Eukaryotes It Includes the Nucleus and Cytoplasm.