Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Macrolides and analogues O-glycosyl compounds Tricarboxylic acids and derivatives Fatty acid esters Monosaccharides Oxanes Enoate esters Lactones Secondary alcohols Acetals Polyols Carboxylic acids Oxacyclic compounds Carbonyl compounds Hydrocarbon derivatives Organic oxides
Aliphatic heteromonocyclic compounds
Saccharolipid - Macrolide - Glycosyl compound - O-glycosyl compound - Tricarboxylic acid or derivatives - Fatty acid ester - Fatty acyl - Monosaccharide - Oxane - Alpha,beta-unsaturated carboxylic ester - Enoate ester - Carboxylic acid ester - Lactone - Secondary alcohol - Acetal - Carboxylic acid derivative - Carboxylic acid - Oxacycle - Organoheterocyclic compound - Polyol - Organic oxide - Hydrocarbon derivative - Carbonyl group - Alcohol - Organic oxygen compound - Organooxygen compound - Aliphatic heteromonocyclic compound
This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as saccharolipids. These are compounds in which fatty acids are linked directly to a sugar backbone, forming structures that are compatible with membrane bilayers. In the saccharolipids, a sugar substitutes for the glycerol backbone that is present in glycerolipids and glycerophospholipids. The most familiar saccharolipids contain an acylated glucosamine. In contrast to others glycolipids, the fatty acid is not glycosidically linked to the sugar moiety.