N-Stearoyldihydro-D-erythro-Sphingosine is a member of the ceramide family. Sphingosines, which make up the backbone of ceramide molecules, were found to be potent inhibitors of gamma-thrombin-induced aggregation and secretion of washed human platelets.
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