Definition of Ganglioside

1. Noun. (biochemistry) Any of several galactocerebrosides found in the surface membranes of nerve cells. ¹

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Definition of Ganglioside

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Medical Definition of Ganglioside

1. A glycosphingolipid that contains one or more residues of N acetyl or other neuraminic acid derivatives. Gangliosides are found in highest concentration in cells of the nervous system, where they can constitute as much as 5% of the lipid. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ganglioside

ganglionic branches of lingual nerve
ganglionic branches of maxillary nerve
ganglionic crest
ganglionic layer of cerebellar cortex
ganglionic layer of cerebral cortex
ganglionic layer of optic nerve
ganglionic layer of retina
ganglionic motor neuron
ganglionic saliva
ganglionic stimulants
ganglioside (current term)
ganglioside O-acetyltransferase
ganglioside galactosyltransferase
ganglioside lipidosis
gangliosidosis g(m1)

Literary usage of Ganglioside

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Thin Polymer and Phospholipid Films for Biosensors: Characterisation with by Torbjorn Tjarnhage (1997)
"We could exclude the possibility that the inferior adhesion resulted from the presence of GM1, by fusing ganglioside-containing liposomes to a platinum ..."

2. Acute Perinatal Asphyxia in Term Infants: Report of the Workshopedited by Linda L. Wright, Gerald B. Merenstein, Deborah Hirtz edited by Linda L. Wright, Gerald B. Merenstein, Deborah Hirtz (1997)
"Interaction of GM 1 ganglioside with crude rat brain neuronal membranes. ... GM1 ganglioside treatment after global ischemia protects changes in membrane ..."

3. Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Protection Against by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Lipid membranes containing the ganglioside GMI were also formed on modified ... The binding and release of cholera toxin subunit B to the ganglioside were ..."

4. Diarrhea and Malnutrition: Interactions, Mechanisms, and Interventions by Lincoln C. Chen, Nevin S. Scrimshaw (1983)
"Favorable results have recently been reported for cholera in which the toxin receptor, GM1 ganglioside, was coupled to charcoal and administered per os, ..."

5. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"ganglioside composition is regulated during differentiation in the neuroblastoma X glioma hybrid 137. cell line NB 1-8-115. J Neurosci 3:806-817 (1983). ..."

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