from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of sphingolipid.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The study, published last week in PloS One, a Public Library of Science journal, found for the first time an elevation of a particular type called sphingolipids in those with Alzheimer's.

    Itchy Scalp Offers Clues to Disease

  • The four diseases, all of which are caused by mutations that affect the cell's management of chemicals known as sphingolipids, are Tay-Sachs, Niemann-Pick, Gaucher, and mucolipidosis type IV.

    Archive 2005-06-05

  • Most of the dozen or so disease genes that are common in them belong to one of two types: they are involved either in the storage in nerve cells of special fats called sphingolipids, which form part of the insulating outer sheaths that allow nerve cells to transmit electrical signals, or in DNA repair.


  • He was struck by the fact that so many Jewish diseases involved problems with processing the same fat molecules, called sphingolipids, that transmit nerve signals. rss feed

  • Contains oxypeptides for oxygenation, hyaluronic acid, sodium PCA, and soy protein for hydration, phospholipids, sphingolipids to rebuild the lipid barrier, and more.

    The Truth About Beauty

  • Lpath has also obtained issued claims on sphingolipid targets e.g., receptors and signaling sphingolipids and methods for using such targets in drug-discovery screening efforts.

  • Lpath's intellectual-property portfolio includes compositions of matter that specifically bind to sphingolipids and sphingolipid metabolites.

  • Finally, with regard to brain and nervous system structure, vitamin K is known to be required for synthesis of a very important family of brain and nervous system fats called sphingolipids.

    The World's Healthiest Foods

  • Obeid LM (2008) Principles of bioactive lipid signalling: lessons from sphingolipids.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Suzuki K, Vanier MT, Popko B, Maeda N, et al. (1996) Targeted disruption of the mouse sphingolipid activator protein gene: a complex phenotype, including severe leukodystrophy and wide-spread storage of multiple sphingolipids.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.