Definition of ganglioside in English:

ganglioside

Line breaks: gan¦glio|side
Pronunciation: /ˈgaŋglɪə(ʊ)sʌɪd
 
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noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a group of complex lipids which are present in the grey matter of the human brain.
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    • We have also clarified the binding specificity of gangliosides with proteins depending on the combination of oligosaccharide chain and protein surface modification.
    • This may be explained by the difference in interaction of the tip with the polar zwitterionic PC headgroups and the anionic oligosaccharide headgroups of the ganglioside.
    • The most complex of these are the gangliosides, which contain one or more sialic acid residues and thus have a net negative change under physiological conditions.

Origin

1940s: from ganglion + -oside (see -ose2, -ide).

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