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glucocerebroside

Saturday 11 March 2006

Glucocerebroside (also called glucosylceramide) is any of the cerebrosides in which the monosaccharide head group is glucose. They occur mostly in nonneuronal tissue and accumulate abnormally in Gaucher disease, where glucocerebrosidase is absent or nonfunctional.

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Pathology

- Gaucher disease is a defect in the degradation of glucocerebroside.

See also

- Lipids