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the basic unit of the sphingolipids, consisting of sphingosine or a related base attached via its amino group to a long-chain fatty acid anion. Ceramides accumulate abnormally in farber's disease.
ceramide glucoside the major sphingolipid accumulated in Gaucher's disease.
ceramide lactosidosis a sphingolipidosis in which ceramide lactoside accumulates in neural and visceral tissues owing to a deficiency of a β-galactosidase.
ceramide trihexoside the major sphingolipid accumulated in Fabry's disease.
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Generic term for a class of sphingolipid, N-acyl (fatty acid) derivatives of a long chain base or sphingoid such as sphinganine or sphingosine; for example, CH3(CH2)12CH=CH-CHOH-CH(CH2OH)-NH-CO-R, where R is the fatty-acyl residue, attached in this example to 4-sphingenine (sphingosine) in amide linkage. Ceramides accumulate in people with Farber disease.
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Any of a group of lipids that are formed by the linking of a fatty acid to sphingosine, are found in cell membranes, and help to regulate the differentiation, proliferation, and death of cells.
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Generic term for a class of sphingolipid, N-acyl (fatty acid) derivatives of a long chain base or sphingoid such as sphingenine or sphingosine. Ceramides accumulate in people with disseminated lipogranulomatosis.
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