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Trihexosylceramides

Glycosphingolipids which contain as their polar head group a trisaccharide (galactose-galactose-glucose) moiety bound in glycosidic linkage to the hydroxyl group of ceramide. Their accumulation in tissue, due to a defect in ceramide trihexosidase, is the cause of angiokeratoma corporis diffusum (FABRY DISEASE).

Year introduced: 1991(1979)

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Tree Number(s): D02.065.313.906, D09.400.410.420.525.200.906, D10.390.470.675.200.906, D10.570.877.360.612.200.906

MeSH Unique ID: D014281

Entry Terms:

  • Trihexosyl Ceramides
  • Ceramides, Trihexosyl
  • Ceramide Trihexosides
  • Trihexosides, Ceramide

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