SphinGOMAP© is a web-based biosynthetic pathway map of sphingolipids and glycosphingolipids developed during the 2003-2013 grant period by the LIPID MAPS® Consortium's Sphingolipid Core Lab, directed by professor Al Merrill.

SphinGOMAP© includes over four hundred mammalian sphingolipids and glycosphingolipids arranged according to their biosynthetic steps, or in the cases where all of the intermediates have not yet been identified, via hypothesized intermediates. If you notice any errors or pathways that need updating, please let us know.

Please visit Dr Merrill's SphinGOMAP© website to learn more.

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  • Alfred H. Merrill, Jr. Letter to the Glyco-Forum: SphinGOMAP—A web-based biosynthetic pathway map of sphingolipids and glycosphingolipids. Glycobiology, Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2005, Page 15G,
    DOI: 10.1093/glycob/cwi070