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Non-glyceride Lipids

Thumbnail: Sphingolipids consist of a long-chain base (green) amide linked to a fatty acid (black). Various modifications can be made to the basic structure (red) including desaturations (4, 8 and n-9), hydroxylations (2 & 4) and headgroups (R). Image used with permission (CC SA BY 4.0; Jonathan E. Markham at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln).