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Sphingolipids Summary

Description: 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)

Also Known As: Lysosphingolipids

Networked: 594 relevant articles (8 outcomes, 50 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Sphingolipids is Relevant

  1. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 2 outcomes 12 studies in 127 results
  2. Insulin Resistance : 1 outcome 2 studies in 29 results
  3. Atherosclerosis : 1 outcome 2 studies in 24 results
  4. Cystic Fibrosis (Mucoviscidosis) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 6 results
  5. Neuroblastoma : 1 outcome 1 study in 10 results
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Drugs Related to Sphingolipids

  1. Sphingosine
  2. Enzymes
  3. sphingosine 1-phosphate (sphingosine-1-phosphate)
  4. fingolimod (FTY720)
  5. Lipids
  6. Glycerophospholipids
  7. Cholesterol Esters (Cholesteryl Esters)
  8. Cholesterol
  9. Ceramides
  10. Gangliosides
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Therapies Related to Sphingolipids

  1. Chemoprevention
  2. Heterologous Transplantation (Xenotransplantation)
  3. Lasers (Laser)
  4. Therapeutics
  5. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
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