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Definitions of Cerebrosides

  1. Neutral glycosphingolipids that contain a monosaccharide, normally glucose or galactose, in 1- ortho- beta- glycosidic linkage with the primary alcohol of an N- acyl sphingoid ( ceramide). In plants the monosaccharide is normally glucose and the sphingoid usually phytosphingosine. In animals, the monosaccharide is usually galactose, though this may vary with the tissue and the sphingoid is usually sphingosine or dihydrosphingosine. ( From Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1st ed)
  2. See Cerebrinacides.
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