n acylsphingosine galactosyltransferase


Summary: An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of UDP-galactose and N-acylsphingosine to D-galactosylceramide and UDP.

Top Publications

  1. Niimura Y, Moue T, Takahashi N, Nagai K. Modification of sphingoglycolipids and sulfolipids in kidney cell lines under heat stress: activation of monohexosylceramide synthesis as a ceramide scavenger. Glycobiology. 2010;20:710-7 pubmed publisher
    ..From these results, we speculated that HSP70 may play a role in GluT gene expression to increase GlcCer and decrease intracellular ceramide level. ..
  2. Fewou S, Fernandes A, Stockdale K, Francone V, Dupree J, Rosenbluth J, et al. Myelin protein composition is altered in mice lacking either sulfated or both sulfated and non-sulfated galactolipids. J Neurochem. 2010;112:599-610 pubmed publisher