ganglioside(redirected from sialoglycosphingolipid)
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a class of galactose-containing cerebrosides found in central nervous system tissues; they are glycolipids of the basic composition ceramide-glucose-galactose-N-acetyl neuraminic acid. The form GM1 accumulates in tissues in generalized gangliosidosis, the form GM2 in Tay-Sachs disease.
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A glycosphingolipid chemically similar to cerebrosides but containing one or more sialic (N-acetylneuraminic or N-glycolylneuraminic) acid residues; found principally in nerve tissue, spleen, and thymus; ganglioside GM1 accumulates in generalized gangliosidosis; GM2 accumulates in Tay-Sachs disease.
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Any of a group of galactose-containing cerebrosides found in the surface membranes of nerve cells.
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Glycosphingolipid chemically similar to cerebrosides but containing one or more sialic acid residues; found principally in nerve tissue, spleen, and thymus; GM1 accumulates in generalized gangliosidosis; GM2 accumulates in Tay-Sachs disease.
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gangliosideA compound of fat and carbohydrate (glycolipid) that is an important component in cell membranes.
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A fatty (lipid) substance found within the brain and nerve cells.
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