Medical Definition of Sialoglycosphingolipid
A glycosphingolipid that contains one or more residues of N acetyl or other neuraminic acid derivatives.
Gangliosides are found in highest concentration in cells of the nervous system, where they can constitute as much as 5% of the lipid.
This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
(11 Mar 2008)
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