Glucocerebroside

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Glucocerebroside (also called glucosylceramide) is any of the cerebrosides in which the monosaccharide head group is glucose.

Clinical significance[edit]

They occur mostly in nonneuronal tissue and accumulate abnormally in Gaucher disease, where glucocerebrosidase is absent or nonfunctional.

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