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neo- +‎ lacto- +‎ tetra- +‎ osyl- +‎ ceramide


neolactotetraosylceramide ‎(uncountable)

  1. (biochemistry) A glycosphingolipid found in the nervous system, containing four monosaccharide residues and a ceramide. It acts as an enzyme to catalyse certain biochemical reactions.
    • 1988, Otakar Mikeš, Separation of Individual Compound Classes
      GSL (glucosylceramide, lactosylceramide, globotriaosylceramide, lactotriaosylceramide, globotetraosylceramide and neolactotetraosylceramide) were separated.
    • 2009, Wiley encyclopedia of chemical biology (volume 1, page 641)
      β3Gn-T5 exhibited strong activity in transferring GlcNAc to glycolipid substrates, such as lactosylceramide (LacCer) and neolactotetraosylceramide (nLatCer; paragloboside), to produce Lc3Cer and neolactopentaosylceramide (nLcsCer) []
    • 2006, Michelle A. Lum, The Role of Differential Glyco-gene Expression in Cancer Metastasis (page 47)
      On glycolipids, [ST3Gal6] has a high affinity for neolactotetraosylceramide and neolactohexaosylceramide structures []


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