Phytosphingosine

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Phytosphingosine
Chemical structure of phytosphingosine
Names
IUPAC name
(2S,3S,4R)-2-Aminooctadecane-1,3,4-triol
Other names
  • Hydroxysphinganine
  • D-ribo-Phytosphingosine
  • (4R)-Hydroxysphinganine
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
1725301
ChEBI
ChEMBL
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.103.588
EC Number 439-210-6
KEGG
UNII
Properties
C18H39NO3
Molar mass 317.51 g·mol−1
Melting point 102–103 °C (216–217 °F; 375–376 K)
Hazards
GHS pictograms The corrosion pictogram in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)The environment pictogram in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
GHS signal word Danger
H318, H400, H410
P273, P280, P305+351+338, P310, P391, P501
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Phytosphingosine is a sphingoid base, a fundamental building block of more complex sphingolipids. It is abundant in plants and fungi and present in animals.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Park, Moon-Taek; Kang, Jung A.; Choi, Jung-A.; Kang, Chang-Mo; Kim, Tae-Hwan; Bae, Sangwoo; Kang, Seongman; Kim, Sujong; Choi, Weon-Ik (February 2003). "Phytosphingosine induces apoptotic cell death via caspase 8 activation and Bax translocation in human cancer cells". Clinical Cancer Research. 9 (2): 878–885. ISSN 1078-0432. PMID 12576463.