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  • n. any of a class of long-chain aliphatic amino alcohols

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a sphinx: or hawkmoth; sphingine or sphingiform.


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  • 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.

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  • Analysis of free sphingoid bases was carried out by high-performance liquid chromatography as described by Rodriguez-Lafrasse et al. [25] using eicosasphinganin as an internal standard.

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