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Introduction: Sphingolipid

Description of Sphingolipid

Sphingolipid: family of ceramides with various hydrophilic, O-linked head groups; found in membranes, especially in neural tissue.
Source: CRISP

Sphingolipid: A class of membrane lipids that have a polar head and two nonpolar tails. They are composed of one molecule of the long-chain amino alcohol sphingosine (4-sphingenine) or one of its derivatives, one molecule of a long-chain acid, a polar head alcohol and sometimes phosphoric acid in diester linkage at the polar head group. (Lehninger et al, Principles of Biochemistry, 2nd ed).
Source: MeSH 2007

Sphingolipid: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for Sphingolipid:

Terms associated with Sphingolipid:

Terms Similar to Sphingolipid:

  • Lysosphingolipids

Source - MeSH 2007

Related Topics

Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Sphingolipid:

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Broader terms for Sphingolipid

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Sphingolipid

The following list attempts to classify Sphingolipid into categories where each line is subset of the next.

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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