galactosyl ceramide

galactosyl ceramide

[gə‚lak·tə‚sil ′ser·ə‚mīd]
(biochemistry)
A type of glycolipid that enriches brain tissue and is a major component of the myelin sheaths around nerves.
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Rody et al., "Gene expression of ceramide kinase, galactosyl ceramide synthase and ganglioside GD3 synthase is associated with prognosis in breast cancer," Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology, vol.
Galactosyl ceramide localized primarily to the plasma membrane of HaCaT H-3 keratinocytes but was predominantly intracellular in other epithelial cells.
The most abundant neutral GSLs are glucosyl and galactosyl ceramides, and globoside, the most abundant GSL of mature erythrocytes, was not detected.