glucocerebroside

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glucocerebroside

[¦glü·kō·sə′rēb·rə‚sīd]
(biochemistry)
A glycoside of ceramide that contains glucose.
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They found that the basal/spinous cell fraction contained mostly phospholipids with small amounts of cholesterol and glucosylceramides. The granular layer fraction contained higher proportions of cholesterol and glucosylceramides and lower proportions of phospholipids.
Vadasz, "Ethanol-induced changes in the content of triglycerides, ceramides, and glucosylceramides in cultured neurons," Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol.
The lamellar bodies produce the precursor elements--including phospholipids, glucosylceramides, cholesterol, and proteins that are essential to the cohesion, desquamation, and conversion of the lipid precursors into the more waterproof lipid products.
(1978) 1-(3'-O-acyl)-[beta]-glucosyl-N-dihydroxypentatriacontadienoylsphingosine, a major component of the glucosylceramides of pig and human epidermis.
Most other membranes in the body have a higher concentration of glucosylceramides than galactosylceramides [1].
The fatty acid of skin, predominantly of ceramides and glucosylceramides provides adhesion between adjacent cornified epidermal cells.