Definitions

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  • n. a phospholipid, derived from sphingosine and choline, found in nerve tissue

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  • F, Chevy F, Rolland C, Barbaras R, et al. (2002) Coupled assay of sphingomyelin and ceramide molecular species by gas liquid chromatography.

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  • Plasma sphingomyelin was analyzed using a commercial kit (Cayman Chemical, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA).

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  • Albi E, Cataldi S, Villani M, Perrella G. Nuclear phosphatidylcholine and sphingomyelin metabolism of thyroid cells changes during stratospheric balloon flight.

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  • Adams CP, Opsahl S, Septier D, Bishop CE, et al. (2005) A deletion in the gene encoding sphingomyelin phosphodiesterase 3 (Smpd3) results in osteogenesis and dentinogenesis imperfecta in the mouse.

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  • However, unlike what is the case in the vast majority of OI cases, fro/fro mice do not display any detectable collagen synthesis defect, thereby suggesting that sphingomyelin degradation may be a key factor regulating formation and mineralization of the bone matrix, independent of collagen production

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  • Membrane structures that require choline include phosphatidylcholine and sphingomyelin.

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  • Many of these foods contain not only choline itself, but also other forms of the vitamin including lecithin (phosphatidylcholine) and sphingomyelin.

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  • I. Consumption of human complement associated with the reaction of C-reactive protein with pneumococcal C-polysaccharide and with the choline phosphatides, lecithin and sphingomyelin.

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  • A parallel biochemical study of liver lipids revealed a near normalization of the levels of unesterified cholesterol and sphingomyelin, as well as of bis (monoacylglycero) phosphate (BMP) and neutral glycolipids (glucosylceramide and lactosylceramide) in chronic CD-treated

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  • BMP: bis (monoacylglycero) phosphate; Sph: sphingomyelin.

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