Sphingolipids are any of a class of compounds that are fatty acid derivatives of sphingosine and occur chiefly in the cell membranes of the brain and nervous tissue. They not only help make up the structure of membranes but also have important cell signaling roles.
- Naviaux's metabolism paper is about as big as you think, #MEAction, August 30th 2016
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