The fate and function of glycosphingolipid glucosylceramide.

  title={The fate and function of glycosphingolipid glucosylceramide.},
  author={Gerrit van Meer and Jasja Wolthoorn and Sophie Degroote},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={358 1433},
In higher eukaryotes, glucosylceramide is the simplest member and precursor of a fascinating class of membrane lipids, the glycosphingolipids. These lipids display an astounding variation in their carbohydrate head groups, suggesting that glycosphingolipids serve specialized functions in recognition processes. It is now realized that they are organized in… CONTINUE READING