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Existence of ceramide in alfalfa leaves

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Journal
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Lipids and Lipid Metabolism
0005-2760
Publisher
Elsevier
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231
Issue
1
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DOI: 10.1016/0005-2760(71)90273-6

Abstract

Abstract Ceramide has been isolated from alfalfa leaves mainly by silicic acid column chromatography. After acid hydrolysis of ceramide, eleven fatty acids and seven fractions of long chain base were obtained. The major fatty acids were the saturated 2-hydroxy C 20 and C 24. The major long chain base was dehydrophytosphingosine; a considerable amount of dihydrosphingosine and unidentified base were also detected.

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