First discovered in brain extracts in the 1870s, sphingolipids are a class of lipids containing a backbone of sphingoid bases. Till now, sphingolipids are found in the membranes of all animals, plants, fungi, and in some prokaryotic organisms and viruses.

“Over the past couple of decades, the structure, biosynthesis and degradation of sphingolipids have been intensively studied as they are found to be involved with a wide range of biological processes. Furthermore, they are also fundamental players in the regulation of human health with regard to inflammation, infection, cancer, psychiatric disorders and neurological and immunological diseases,” says one of the senior scientists from Alfa Chemistry.

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