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A subclass of ACIDIC GLYCOSPHINGOLIPIDS. They contain one or more sialic acid (N-ACETYLNEURAMINIC ACID) residues. Using the Svennerholm system of abbrevations, gangliosides are designated G for ganglioside, plus subscript M, D, or T for mono-, di-, or trisialo, respectively, the subscript letter being followed by a subscript arabic numeral to indicated sequence of migration in thin-layer chromatograms. (From Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1997)

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Tree Number(s): D09.400.410.420.025.475, D10.390.470.025.475, D10.570.877.360.025.475

MeSH Unique ID: D005732

Entry Terms:

  • Sialoglycosphingolipids
  • Ganglioside

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