ganglioside

A glycosphingolipid that contains one or more residues of N-acetyl or other neuraminic acid derivatives. Gangliosides are found in highest concentration in cells of the nervous system, where they can constitute as much as 5% of the lipid.

Ganglioside

A ganglioside is a molecule composed of a glycosphingolipid (ceramide and oligosaccharide) with one or more sialic acids (e.g. n-acetylneuraminic acid, NANA) linked on the sugar chain. NeuNAc, an acetylated derivative of the carbohydrate sialic acid, makes the head groups of gangliosides anionic at pH 7, which distinguishes them from globosides. T...
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ganglioside

<biochemistry> A glycosphingolipid that contains one or more residues of N acetyl or other neuraminic acid derivatives. ... Gangliosides are found in highest concentration in cells of the nervous system, where they can constitute as much as 5% of the lipid. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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ganglioside

(from the article `lipid storage disease`) In Tay-Sachs disease, or amaurotic (blind) idiocy, gangliosides are deposited in body tissues, chiefly those of the central nervous system, which ... In infants born with the disease, abnormally low activity of the enzyme hexosaminidase A allows an unusual sphingolipid, ganglioside GM2, to ... ...
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ganglioside

(gang┬┤gle-o-sīd″) 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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ganglioside

A complex molecule that contains both lipids (fats) and carbohydrates (sugars) and is found in the plasma (outer) membrane of many kinds of cells. Several different types of gangliosides have been identified.
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ganglioside

Type: Term Pronunciation: gang′glē-ō-sīd Definitions: 1. 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...
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