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ceramide (CHEBI:17761)

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ChEBI Name ceramide
ChEBI ID CHEBI:17761
Definition Ceramides (N-acyl-sphingoid bases) are a major subclass of sphingoid base derivatives with an amide-linked fatty acid. The fatty acids are typically saturated or monounsaturated with chain lengths from 14 to 26 carbon atoms; the presence of a hydroxyl group on carbon 2 is fairly common. Ceramides are generally precursors of more complex sphingolipids. In the illustrated generalised structure, R1 = OH, OX (where X = acyl, glycosyl, phosphate, phosphonate, etc.), or H.
Stars This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
Secondary ChEBI IDs CHEBI:13954, CHEBI:12487, CHEBI:7242, CHEBI:23074
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Formula Source
C4H6NO2R3 ChEBI
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 100.09590
SMILES
O[C@H]([*])[C@H](C[*])NC([*])=O
ChEBI Ontology
Outgoing ceramide (CHEBI:17761) is a sphingolipid (CHEBI:26739)
Incoming 1-O-acyl-N-acylsphingosine (CHEBI:76222) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
N-[ω-(acylyloxy)]acylsphin-4-enine (CHEBI:77836) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
N-acyl-1-deoxy-4-hydroxysphinganine (CHEBI:67112) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
N-acyl-1-deoxysphinganine (CHEBI:67111) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
N-acyl-15-methylhexadecaphytosphingosine (CHEBI:71234) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
N-acyl-15-methylhexadecasphinganine (CHEBI:70845) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
N-acylsphingosine (CHEBI:52639) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
N-tetracosanoyl-C17-sphingosine (CHEBI:74167) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
N-tetracosenoyl-C17-sphingosine (CHEBI:74185) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
C20 ceramide (CHEBI:71986) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
C20 dihydroceramide (CHEBI:71984) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
C20 phytoceramide (CHEBI:71985) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
ceramide 1-phosphonate (CHEBI:36495) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
ceramide phosphate (CHEBI:13956) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
cerebroside (CHEBI:23079) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
dihydroceramide (CHEBI:31488) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
ganglioside (CHEBI:28892) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
glycosylceramide (CHEBI:62941) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
N-acyl-15-methylhexadecasphing-4-enine (CHEBI:70846) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
oligoglycosylceramide (CHEBI:36520) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
phosphocerebroside (CHEBI:62129) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
phytoceramide (CHEBI:31998) is a ceramide (CHEBI:17761)
Synonyms Sources
a ceramide UniProt
Cer CBN
Ceramide KEGG COMPOUND
ceramides ChEBI
N-acylated sphingoid CBN
Database Links Databases
C00195 KEGG COMPOUND
Ceramide Wikipedia
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General Comment
2011-04-06 Ceramides are a major component of cell membranes, where they can act as signalling molecules.
 
Last Modified
11 August 2014

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