cerebrosides


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Related to cerebrosides: sphingosine, Glycolipids, Gangliosides

cerebrosides

Glucolipids present in nerve tissue, especially in myelin sheaths. Their metabolism requires HYDROLASES and it is inherited mutations of the genes for these enzymes that causes conditions such serious as Tay-Sachs, Gaucher's, Fabry's and Niemann-Pick disease.

Cerebrosides

Fatty carbohydrates that occur in the brain and nervous system.
Mentioned in: Gaucher Disease
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Some components in SC such as cerebrosides (Kawai and Ikeda, 1985), SPG (Kumari et al.
Cerebrosides are present in SC and they are able to block calcium-activated chloride channels in rat pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (Gao et al.
Low concentrations of cerebrosides and sulfatides during ischemia caused by decrease in intracellular pH can induce the release of lysosomal hydrolases (Mikulas et al.
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Recent research revealed that certain sphingolipids, including cerebrosides and ceramides, form tubular microstructures upon hydration.