sphingomyelins


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sphin·go·my·e·lins

(sfing'gō-mī'ĕ-linz),
A group of phospholipids, found in brain, spinal cord, kidney, and egg yolk, containing 1-phosphocholine (choline O-phosphate) combined with a ceramide (a long-chain fatty acid linked to the nitrogen of a long-chain base, such as sphingosine).

sphin·go·my·e·lins

(sfing'gō-mī'ĕ-linz)
A group of phospholipids, found in brain, spinal cord, kidney, and egg yolk, containing 1-phosphocholine (choline O-phosphate) combined with a ceramide.
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In order to simultaneously characterize lipids and polar metabolites with different intensity, a novel liquid-liquid extraction method was developed to extract and separate them from one micro amount of sample (100 [micro]l) and then sphingolipids was analyzed on triple quadrupole LC-MS; phosphoglycerides, glycerides and sphingomyelins were analyzed on high resolution LC-MS: and polar metabolites were determined on another triple quadrupole LC-MS.
Ceramides and sphingomyelins in skeletal muscles of the rat: content and composition.
Mielke's team found that the higher the level of plasma sphingomyelins and the lower the level of ceramide - two types of fat found in cells throughout the body - the slower the progression of the dementia of Alzheimer's disease.

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