globoside


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globoside

[′glō·bə‚sīd]
(biochemistry)
A glycoside of ceramide containing several sugar residues, but not neuraminic acid; obtained from human, sheep, and hog erythrocytes.
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Acid [beta]-glucosidase is responsible for the cleavage of the [beta]-glucosidic bond of its primary substrate glucosylceramide, an intermediate in the catabolism of globoside and gangliosides.