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Ceramides which contain one or more sugar moieties.

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Lipid Bilayers vs Micelles

Hey guys, First time posting on this board, and just had a question regarding membrane formation. Why is it that things like phosphlipids and glycosphingolipids (like sphingomyelin and glycosphingolipids) form lipid bilayers when theyre exposed to water, whereas some things form micelles instead? ...

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by seabreeze
Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Lipid Bilayers vs Micelles
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Auto Immunity: Campylobacter and the Guillain Barré Syndrome

... antibodies for certain strains of Campylobacter which cross react with gangliosides of the peripheral nerves. Gangliosides are membrane-anchored glycosphingolipids that have a hydrophilic extracellular oligosaccharide. Lipopolysaccharide, a compound or complex of lipid and carbohydrate, formed ...

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by Inuyasha
Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:44 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Auto Immunity: Campylobacter and the Guillain Barré Syndrome
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