Sphingolipid

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Sphingolipids are any of a class of compounds that are fatty acid conjugates of sphingosine and occur chiefly in the cell membranes of the brain and nervous tissue. They not only help make up the structure of membranes but also have important cell signaling roles.[1]

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  1. Heung LJ, Luberto C, Del Poeta M. Role of sphingolipids in microbial pathogenesis. Infect Immun. 2006 Jan;74(1):28-39. DOI: 10.1128/IAI.74.1.28-39.2006 http://iai.asm.org/content/74/1/28.full

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