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Acidic Glycosphingolipids

A subclass of Glycosphingolipids containing large polar heads made up of several sugar units. One or more of their terminal sugar units are bound to a negatively charged molecule at pH 7. Members of this class include: Gangliosides, uronoGlycosphingolipids, Sulfoglycosphingolipids, phosphoGlycosphingolipids, and phosphonoGlycosphingolipids.