glucosyl ceramide

glucosyl ceramide

[‚glü·kə‚sil ′ser·ə‚mīd]
(biochemistry)
A type of glycolipid that is present in the cell membranes of many cell types and is abundant in serum.
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The major neutral GSLs of tonsil lymphocytes are glucosyl ceramide, lactosyl ceramide, trihexasoyl ceramide and globoside.
In lysosomal degradation, catabolism of GSLs occurs by cleavage of sugar residues which leads to the formation of glucosyl ceramide and galactosylceramide.
(1968) Isolation of cerebroside containing glucose (Glucosyl ceramide) and its possible significance in ganglioside synthesis.