Protein Name UDP-glucose ceramide glucosyltransferase
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 7357
Gene Symbol


UniProt Q16739 (CEGT_HUMAN), A0A024R157 (A0A024R157_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 200
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UDP-glucose ceramide glucosyltransferase

Gene Summary

This gene encodes an enzyme that catalyzes the first glycosylation step in the biosynthesis of glycosphingolipids, which are membrane components containing lipid and sugar moieties. The product of this reaction is glucosylceramide, which is the core structure of many glycosphingolipids. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2014]

  • ceramide glucosyltransferase
  • UDP-glucose:N-acylsphingosine D-glucosyltransferase
  • glucosylceramide synthase
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