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 (sfĭng′gə-lĭp′ĭd, -lī′pĭd)
Any of a group of lipids, such as the ceramides, that yield sphingosine or its derivatives upon hydrolysis. They are major components of cell membranes and play a role in signaling and regulatory functions.

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The detection of these sphingolipids in blood plasma allows the noninvasive monitoring of these and related compounds.
2]/PNPLA isoforms include lipid hydrolases or transacylases with specificities for diverse lipids such as phospholipids, neutral lipids, sphingolipids, and retinol esters.
Jabbar, Lipoxygenase Inhibitory Sphingolipids from Launaea nudicaulis, Asian Nat.
It consists of complex bioactive components such as phospholipids, sphingolipids, gangliosides and proteins,' Andersen said.
Ceramides as bioactive sphingolipids are described as molecules with a capability to modulate the balance between the proliferation of the cell and the programmed cell death (Radin, 2001; Senchenkov et al.
Ceramides are components of specialized lipid molecules called sphingolipids, an essential element of human skin.
Sphingomyelin is the most abundant of the 7 types of sphingolipids, constituting approximately 5-6 mol % of total lipids.
FAs are components of most cellular lipids, such as glycerolipids, sphingolipids and cholesterol esters.
A 50 [micro]l aliquot was used for Agilent 6410B Triple Quadrupole LCMS testing to analyze sphingolipids, and another 50 [micro]l was used for Thermo Scientific HPLC-LTQ/FTICRMS testing to analyze phosphoglycerides, glycerides and sphingomyelins.
With more than 20-year-experience, Evonik offers a broad portfolio of more than 10 active ingredients based on sphingolipids which fulfill customer needs and consumer trends.
Each chapter addresses one of seven major lipid classes--fatty acids, eicosanoids and bioactive lipid mediators, fatty acyl esters and amides, glycerol esters, glycerophospholipids, sphingolipids, and steroids--with details on the pathways of formation of major product ions and ions used for structural characterization.