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Sphingolipids

"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.

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)


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 82 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2010
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