(redirected from Cerebrosides)
Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Cerebrosides: sphingosine, Glycolipids, Gangliosides


 (sĕr′ə-brə-sīd′, sə-rē′-)
Any of various lipid compounds that contain glucose or both galactose and glucose and are found in the brain and other nerve tissue.


(Biochemistry) biochem any glycolipid in which N-acyl sphingosine is combined with glucose or galactose: occurs in the myelin sheaths of nerves


(səˈri brəˌsaɪd, ˈsɛr ə-)

any of a class of glycolipids that occur in the myelin sheath of cerebrospinal neurons.
[1883; < Latin cerebr(um) brain + -ose2 + -ide]
References in periodicals archive ?
Eicosenoic acid is important in the production of cerebrosides, which are components of nerve membranes and the "white substance" of the brain.
2008), cerebrosides (Kawai and Ikeda, 1985) and lectins (Chumkhunthod et al.
The first part of the volume is organized by chemical class, covering monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, triterpenes & steroids, essential oils, phenolic compounds, phenylpropanoids, coumarins, flavonoids, quinones & benzophenones, xanthones & anthranoids, lignans & stilbenes, tannins, alkaloids, and ceramides & cerebrosides.
Neosynthesis of Epidermal Lipids (%) Control 1% organic white Lupine extract Polar lipids 100 104 Ceramides 100 144 Cholesterol 100 200 Di and Triglycerides 100 100 Cerebrosides 100 120 Cholesterol sulfate 100 145 Note: Table made from bar graph.
The concentration of cerebrosides and sulfatides is decreased during ischemia (Mikulas et al.