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"Sphingolipids" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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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)


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Sphingolipids" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Sphingolipids" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 78 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 2010
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