The demyelinating disease multiple sclerosis is characterized by a loss of which lipids?
|A||Phospholipids and ceramide|
|B||Sphingolipids and ceramide|
|C||Sphingolipids and gangliosides|
|D||Phospholipids and sphingolipids|
a. Ceramide is an important signaling molecule for apoptosis and is a precursor for glycosphingolipids and gangliosides.
b. Sphingolipids and phospholipids are structural lipids in membranes.
c. Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disease in which both phospholipid and sphingolipid levels are decreased, unlike lipid storage diseases, which affect sphingolipid levels.