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Glycolipids: Animal

  1. Hakomori Sen-itiroh1,
  2. Ishizuka Ineo2

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0000706.pub2



How to Cite

Sen-itiroh, H. and Ineo, I. 2006. Glycolipids: Animal. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Pacific Northwest Research Institute and University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

  2. 2

    Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

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Glycolipids are carbohydrates linked to lipid (either ceramide or glyceride). They are found in animal cells and tissues.


  • cell adhesion;
  • ganglio-globo-lacto-series;
  • microdomain;
  • signal transduction