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 .
The fatty acid of skin, predominantly of ceramides and glucosylceramides
provides adhesion between adjacent cornified epidermal cells.