dihydrosphingosine

dihydrosphingosine

(di-hi?dro-sfing'go-sen)
CH3-[CH2]14-CHOH-CH(NH2)-CH2OH; a long-chain amino alcohol present in sphingolipids, also known as sphinganine.
See: sphingolipid; sphingosine
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The compounds, sphingosine and dihydrosphingosine, were found to be at significantly lower concentrations in blood samples from multiple sclerosis patients.
The report states: "Sphingosine and dihydrosphingosine have been previously found to be at lower concentrations in the brain tissue of patients with multiple sclerosis.

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