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- noun organic chemistry The aminodiol 2-amino-1,3-octadecanediol that is a component of the
sphingolipids; any homologous compound that has other that 18 carbon atoms
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Roff CF, Miller SPF, Rodriguez-Lafrasse C, Vanier MT, et al. (1992) Type C Niemann-Pick disease: a murine model of the lysosomal cholesterol lipidosis accumulates sphingosine and sphinganine in the liver.
In normal tissues free sphingoid bases (essentially sphingosine and sphinganine) are only present in minute amounts, similar to GM2 and GM3 gangliosides in the brain.
Fig. 7B), as well as of free sphinganine (data not shown), in good accordance to previously published data