Synonyms for galactosylceramides or Related words with galactosylceramides

arabinosylceramides              glucosylceramides              galactosylceramide              globosides              glycosylceramides              glycosphingolipids              lactosylceramide              glycoglycerolipid              globoseries              sphingoglycolipids              diglycosyl              glycosphingolipid              glycosylceramide              sphingoglycolipid              lactosylceramides              galactocerebrosides              glycoglycerolipids              paragloboside              glucobicaranateoets              phytoceramide              pseudoceramide              globotriaosyl              triacylated              agelasphins              glycosyldiglyceride              lactosyl              glycoceramide              glucolipids              cerebroside              globoside              glycophospholipids              sphinganines              ganglioseries              sphingosines              neoceramides              sulfatide              dihydroceramides              phosphosphingolipid              gsls              nonglycosidic              lysosphingomyelin              glycolipids              sphigomyelin              sulphatide              sphinganine              pgpc              glycolipid              povpc              galactosides              mycolates             



Examples of "galactosylceramides"
They consist of a ceramide with a single sugar residue at the 1-hydroxyl moiety. The sugar residue can be either glucose or galactose; the two major types are therefore called glucocerebrosides (a.k.a. glucosylceramides) and galactocerebrosides (a.k.a. galactosylceramides). Galactocerebrosides are typically found in neural tissue, while glucocerebrosides are found in other tissues.
Galactosylceramide is the principal glycosphingolipid in brain tissue. Galactosylceramides are present in all nervous tissues, and can compose up to 2% dry weight of grey matter and 12% of white matter. They are major constituents of oligodendrocytes. Glucosylceramide is found at low levels in animal cells such as the spleen, erythrocytes, and nervous tissues, especially neurons. Glucosylceramide is a major constituent of skin lipids, where it is essential for lamellar body formation in the stratum corneum and to maintain the water permeability barrier of the skin. Glucosylceramide is the only glycosphingolipid common to plants, fungi and animals. It is usually considered to be the principal glycosphingolipid in plants. It is a major component of the outer layer of the plasma membrane. Galactosylceramides have not been found in plants.