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Glycolipids

glycolipid

(Science: biochemistry) oligosaccharides covalently attached to lipid as in the glycosphingolipids found in plasma membranes of all animal and some plant cells.

The lipid part of glycolipids is sphingosine in which the amino group is acylated by a fatty chain, forming a ceramide. most of the oligosaccharide chains belong to one of four series, the ganglio, globo, lacto type 1 and lacto type 2 series. Blood group antigens are glycolipids.


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cell membrane

... because it can automatically fix itself when torn. There are three different major classes of lipid molecules - phospholipids, cholesterol, and glycolipids. Different membranes have different ratios of the three lipids.

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Acid fast organisms such as Mycobacterium have a cell wall made up of glycolipids, in particular mycolic acids and these are resistant to acid staining, only retaining the carbol fuchsin, making them appear red and gram negative. If the organisms look purple, ...

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by Sepals
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permeability, cell membrane architecture

... substance to pass through??? WHAT IS MADE OF THE CELL ARCHITECTURE? IS MADE OF LIPID AND PROTEIN BLOCKS ONLY?, OR IS MADE OF LIPIDS PROTEINS WITH GLYCOLIPIDS AND CHOLESTEROL?

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by isabell
Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:07 pm
 
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Topic: permeability, cell membrane architecture
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Specific memory in Innate Immune System

... There are also pattern-recognition molecules for viral double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) and fungal cell walls components such as lipoteichoic acids, glycolipids, mannans, and zymosan. Many of these pattern recognition receptors are known as toll-like receptors . Lectin - Lectin is the most primitive ...

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by Dr.Stein
Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:10 am
 
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Topic: Specific memory in Innate Immune System
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HIV Cure?

... means that you inactivate it..it can be done when the enveloped virus (HIV) is get hydrolysed by some agents (usually the envelope is lipids or glycolipids). So, the agent that we could think of is ether or tetrachloride carbon. Are you brave enough to apply them as a cream?? the second way ...

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by victor
Mon Dec 26, 2005 12:34 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: HIV Cure?
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