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glucocerebroside

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  • n. Any cerebroside containing glucose as the monosaccharide

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Examples

  • When Hannah Ostrea was five months old, she was diagnosed with Gaucher's disease, a genetic condition in which the body lacks the enzyme needed to break down a fatty waste product called glucocerebroside, leaving it to accumulate in the body's organs.

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  • This enzyme breaks down a fatty substance called glucocerebroside, which, when not properly disposed of, can harm the spleen, liver, lungs, bone marrow and, in some cases, the brain.

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  • This enzymatic deficiency causes an accumulation of glucocerebroside, primarily in macrophages.

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  • The disease is painful, with the excess glucocerebroside impairing mobility and delaying growth.

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  • For example, people with Gaucher disease are deficient in the enzyme glucocerebrosidase, which is responsible for breaking down a certain fat molecule called glucocerebroside.

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