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ganglioside


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A family of complex lipids containing sphingosine, fatty acids, carbohydrates, and neuraminic acid. The Gm2 ganglioside that accumulates in the brain of patients with Tay-Sachs disease (q.v.) is shown below. See Chronology, 1935, Klenk.

Gm2 ganglioside

Subjects: Chemistry.


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