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Glucosylsphingosine

lyso-Glucocerebroside; 1-beta-D-Glucosylsphingosine

Glucosylsphingosine is the lyso-derivative of the common glycolipid glucocerebroside. This product is a fully synthetic standard containing only one isomer as opposed to glucosylsphingosine derived from natural sources. Glucosylceramide and glucosylsphingosine are important biological species that are the precursors for many complex glycosphingolipids. These lipids are involved in critical cellular functions such as cellular proliferation, differentiation, adhesion, signal transduction, cell-to-cell interactions, tumorigenesis, and metastasis. One of the most important roles of glucosylsphingosine is as a biomarker for the lysosomal storage disorder Gaucher disease. Gaucher disease is characterized by an accumulation of glucocerebroside due to a deficiency in the enzyme glucocerebrosidase and it has now been found that glucosylsphingosine also accumulates in this disease.1 This accumulation of glucopsychosine contributes to neuronal dysfunction and destruction in patients with neuronopathic Gaucher disease2 and it has been found to be a potent inhibitor of glucocerebrosidase. At least some instances of Gaucher disease also have a deficiency in the activity of glucosylsphingosine beta-glucosidase, the enzyme responsible for cleaving off the glucose of glucopsychosine and glucocerebroside. Like glucocerebroside and galactocerebroside, glucosylsphingosine can increase Ca2 + mobilization from intracellular stores although it uses a different mechanism.3 Conduritol B epoxide (CBE), an inhibitor of beta-glucosidase, and l-phenyl-2-decanoylamino-3-morpholino-l-propanol (PDMP), an inhibitor of glucosylceramide synthase, can be used to create a model of Gaucher disease and consequently an accumulation of glucosylsphingosine.4
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2086 5 mg £234.38

Additional Information

Property Value or Rating
Product Size 5 mg
Manufacturer Matreya, LLC
Empirical Formula C24H47NO7
CAS# 52050-17-6
Formula Weight 461.6
Solvent none
Source synthetic
Purity 98+%
Analytical Methods TLC, HPLC, identity confirmed by MS
Natural Source Synthetic
Solubility ethanol, methanol, chloroform/methanol 2:1
Physical Appearance A neat solid
Storage -20°C
References

1. E. Orvisky et al. “Glucosylsphingosine accumulation in tissues from patients with Gaucher disease: correlation with phenotype and genotype” Molecular genetics and metabolism, Vol. 76(4) pp. 262-270, 2002 
2. R. Brady et al. “Toxicity of glucosylsphingosine (glucopsychosine) to cultured neuronal cells: a model system for assessing neuronal damage in Gaucher disease type 2 and 3” Neurobiology of Disease, Vol. 14(3) pp. 595-601, 2003 
3. E. Loyd-Evans et al. “Glucosylceramide and Glucosylsphingosine Modulate Calcium Mobilization from Brain Microsomes via Different Mechanisms” The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol. 278 pp. 23594-23599, 2003 
4. D. Sillance et al. “Glucosylceramide modulates membrane traffic along the endocytic pathway” Journal of Lipid Research, Vol. 43 pp. 1837-1845, 2002

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