glucosylceramidasemedical dictionary

<enzyme>

<cell biology> A glycosidase that hydrolyzes a glucosylceramide to yield free ceramide plus glucose. Deficiency of this enzyme leads to abnormally high concentrations of glucosylceramide in the brain in gaucher's disease.

Chemical name: D-Glucosyl-N-acylsphingosine glucosylhydrolase

Registry number: EC 3.2.1.45

(12 Dec 1998)