Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Glycosyl-N-acylsphingosines Oligosaccharides N-acylneuraminic acids Neuraminic acids N-acyl-alpha-hexosamines C-glucuronides Alkyl glycosides C-glycosyl compounds O-glycosyl compounds Ketals Oxanes Pyrans N-acyl amines Acetamides Secondary carboxylic acid amides Secondary alcohols Polyols Oxacyclic compounds Carboxylic acids Monocarboxylic acids and derivatives Primary alcohols Carbonyl compounds Organonitrogen compounds Hydrocarbon derivatives Organic oxides Organopnictogen compounds
Aliphatic heteromonocyclic compounds
Neuaca2-3galb1-4glcb-cer_backbone - Glycosyl-n-acylsphingosine - Oligosaccharide - N-acylneuraminic acid - N-acylneuraminic acid or derivatives - Neuraminic acid - N-acyl-alpha-hexosamine - Fatty acyl glycoside - C-glucuronide - Alkyl glycoside - C-glycosyl compound - Glycosyl compound - O-glycosyl compound - Ketal - Fatty acyl - Pyran - N-acyl-amine - Oxane - Fatty amide - Acetamide - Carboxamide group - Secondary carboxylic acid amide - Secondary alcohol - Acetal - Carboxylic acid derivative - Carboxylic acid - Oxacycle - Organoheterocyclic compound - Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives - Polyol - Hydrocarbon derivative - Alcohol - Organic oxide - Organic nitrogen compound - Organic oxygen compound - Primary alcohol - Organopnictogen compound - Carbonyl group - Organooxygen compound - Organonitrogen compound - Aliphatic heteromonocyclic compound
This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as gangliosides. These are lipid molecules composed of a glycosphingolipid (ceramide and saccharide) with one or more sialic acids linked on the sugar chain. They are usually oligoglycosylceramides derived from lactosylceramide and containing a sialic acid residue such as N-acetylneuraminic acid.