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Record Information
Version4.0
StatusDetected and Quantified
Creation Date2005-11-16 15:48:42 UTC
Update Date2018-05-19 21:23:51 UTC
HMDB IDHMDB0004879
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB04879
Metabolite Identification
Common NameTrihexosylceramide (d18:1/16:0)
DescriptionTrihexosylceramide is a glycosphingolipid which contains a trisaccharide (galactose-galactose-glucose) moiety bound in glycosidic linkage to the hydroxyl group of ceramide as the polar head group. It accumulates in tissue due to a defect in ceramide trihexosidase and is the cause of angiokeratoma corporis diffusum (Fabry disease). Although normal human colonic epithelial cells lack the glycosphingolipid globotriaosylceramide (Gb(3)), this molecule is highly expressed in metastatic colon cancer (PubMed ID 16365318 ).
Structure
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Synonyms
ValueSource
Ceramide trihexosideHMDB
D-Galactosyl-1,4-D-galactosyl-1,4-D-glucosylceramideHMDB
delta-Galactosyl-1,4-delta-galactosyl-1,4-delta-glucosylceramideHMDB
Fabry glycolipidHMDB
Gal-alpha1->4gal-beta1->4GLC-beta1->1'cerHMDB
Gal-alpha1->4laccerHMDB
Ganglioside GL3HMDB
Gb3HMDB
globo-N-TriaosylceramideHMDB
GlobotriaosylceramideHMDB
GlobotriglycosylceramideHMDB
GlobotriosylceramideHMDB
Chemical FormulaC52H97NO18
Average Molecular Weight1024.3225
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight1023.670565305
IUPAC NameN-[(4E)-1-[(5-{[3,4-dihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)-5-{[3,4,5-trihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)oxan-2-yl]oxy}oxan-2-yl]oxy}-3,4-dihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)oxan-2-yl)oxy]-3-hydroxyoctadec-4-en-2-yl]hexadecanamide
Traditional NameN-[(4E)-1-[(5-{[3,4-dihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)-5-{[3,4,5-trihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)oxan-2-yl]oxy}oxan-2-yl]oxy}-3,4-dihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)oxan-2-yl)oxy]-3-hydroxyoctadec-4-en-2-yl]hexadecanamide
CAS Registry NumberNot Available
SMILES
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC(=O)NC(COC1OC(CO)C(OC2OC(CO)C(OC3OC(CO)C(O)C(O)C3O)C(O)C2O)C(O)C1O)C(O)\C=C\CCCCCCCCCCCCC
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C52H97NO18/c1-3-5-7-9-11-13-15-17-19-21-23-25-27-29-36(57)35(53-40(58)30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2)34-66-50-46(64)43(61)48(38(32-55)68-50)71-52-47(65)44(62)49(39(33-56)69-52)70-51-45(63)42(60)41(59)37(31-54)67-51/h27,29,35-39,41-52,54-57,59-65H,3-26,28,30-34H2,1-2H3,(H,53,58)/b29-27+
InChI KeyMGOOTGNGBOPVIV-ORIPQNMZSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as glycosyl-n-acylsphingosines. These are compounds containing a sphingosine linked to a simple glucosyl moiety.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassSphingolipids
Sub ClassGlycosphingolipids
Direct ParentGlycosyl-N-acylsphingosines
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Glycosyl-n-acylsphingosine
  • Oligosaccharide
  • Fatty acyl glycoside
  • Alkyl glycoside
  • Glycosyl compound
  • O-glycosyl compound
  • Fatty amide
  • N-acyl-amine
  • Oxane
  • Fatty acyl
  • Secondary alcohol
  • Secondary carboxylic acid amide
  • Carboxamide group
  • Oxacycle
  • Polyol
  • Organoheterocyclic compound
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Acetal
  • Primary alcohol
  • Alcohol
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Organic nitrogen compound
  • Aliphatic heteromonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic heteromonocyclic compounds
External DescriptorsNot Available
Ontology
Physiological effect

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Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility0Not Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility0.026 g/LALOGPS
logP4.41ALOGPS
logP5.55ChemAxon
logS-4.6ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)11.76ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-3.6ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count18ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count12ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area307.01 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count39ChemAxon
Refractivity263.02 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability119.35 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings3ChemAxon
Bioavailability0ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectra
SpectraNot Available
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Extracellular
  • Membrane
Biospecimen Locations
  • Blood
  • Urine
Tissue Location
  • Brain
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Nerve Cells
  • Skin
Pathways
Normal Concentrations
BiospecimenStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
UrineDetected and Quantified0.0001842-0.0003947 umol/mmol creatinineAdult (>18 years old)Not SpecifiedNormal details
Abnormal Concentrations
BiospecimenStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
BloodDetected and Quantified0.022 +/- 0.002 uMAdult (>18 years old)BothHemolytic Uremic Syndrome (susceptibility) details
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease References
Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  1. Watarai S, Yokota K, Tana, Kishimoto T, Kanadani T, Taketa K, Oguma K: Relationship between susceptibility to hemolytic-uremic syndrome and levels of globotriaosylceramide in human sera. J Clin Microbiol. 2001 Feb;39(2):798-800. [PubMed:11158156 ]
Associated OMIM IDs
DrugBank IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FoodDB IDFDB023472
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID16744892
KEGG Compound IDC04737
BioCyc IDD-GALACTOSYL-14-D-GALACTOSYL-14-D-
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkNot Available
METLIN ID7136
PubChem Compound20057315
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
  1. Wenger DA, DeGala G, Williams C, Taylor HA, Stevenson RE, Pruitt JR, Miller J, Garen PD, Balentine JD: Clinical, pathological, and biochemical studies on an infantile case of sulfatide/GM1 activator protein deficiency. Am J Med Genet. 1989 Jun;33(2):255-65. [PubMed:2764035 ]
  2. Ohdoi C, Nyhan WL, Kuhara T: Chemical diagnosis of Lesch-Nyhan syndrome using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry detection. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2003 Jul 15;792(1):123-30. [PubMed:12829005 ]
  3. Ledvinova J, Poupetova H, Hanackova A, Pisacka M, Elleder M: Blood group B glycosphingolipids in alpha-galactosidase deficiency (Fabry disease): influence of secretor status. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1997 Apr 1;1345(2):180-7. [PubMed:9106497 ]
  4. Hara A, Kitazawa N, Taketomi T: Abnormalities of glycosphingolipids in mucopolysaccharidosis type III B. J Lipid Res. 1984 Feb;25(2):175-84. [PubMed:6423755 ]
  5. Thurberg BL, Randolph Byers H, Granter SR, Phelps RG, Gordon RE, O'Callaghan M: Monitoring the 3-year efficacy of enzyme replacement therapy in fabry disease by repeated skin biopsies. J Invest Dermatol. 2004 Apr;122(4):900-8. [PubMed:15102080 ]
  6. Thurberg BL, Rennke H, Colvin RB, Dikman S, Gordon RE, Collins AB, Desnick RJ, O'Callaghan M: Globotriaosylceramide accumulation in the Fabry kidney is cleared from multiple cell types after enzyme replacement therapy. Kidney Int. 2002 Dec;62(6):1933-46. [PubMed:12427118 ]
  7. Kovbasnjuk O, Mourtazina R, Baibakov B, Wang T, Elowsky C, Choti MA, Kane A, Donowitz M: The glycosphingolipid globotriaosylceramide in the metastatic transformation of colon cancer. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Dec 27;102(52):19087-92. Epub 2005 Dec 19. [PubMed:16365318 ]
  8. Roder B, Dabrowski J, Dabrowski U, Egge H, Peter-Katalinic J, Schwarzmann G, Sandhoff K: The determination of phytosphingosine-containing globotriaosylceramide from human kidney in the presence of lactosylceramide. Chem Phys Lipids. 1990 Mar;53(1):85-9. [PubMed:2162261 ]
  9. Eng CM, Guffon N, Wilcox WR, Germain DP, Lee P, Waldek S, Caplan L, Linthorst GE, Desnick RJ: Safety and efficacy of recombinant human alpha-galactosidase A replacement therapy in Fabry's disease. N Engl J Med. 2001 Jul 5;345(1):9-16. [PubMed:11439963 ]
  10. Abe A, Wild SR, Lee WL, Shayman JA: Agents for the treatment of glycosphingolipid storage disorders. Curr Drug Metab. 2001 Sep;2(3):331-8. [PubMed:11513334 ]
  11. Mignani R, Cagnoli L: Enzyme replacement therapy in Fabry's disease: recent advances and clinical applications. J Nephrol. 2004 May-Jun;17(3):354-63. [PubMed:15365954 ]
  12. Kanekura T, Fukushige T, Kanda A, Tsuyama S, Murata F, Sakuraba H, Kanzaki T: Immunoelectron-microscopic detection of globotriaosylceramide accumulated in the skin of patients with Fabry disease. Br J Dermatol. 2005 Sep;153(3):544-8. [PubMed:16120140 ]
  13. Li SC, Kundu SK, Degasperi R, Li YT: Accumulation of globotriaosylceramide in a case of leiomyosarcoma. Biochem J. 1986 Dec 15;240(3):925-7. [PubMed:3827883 ]
  14. Wilcox WR, Banikazemi M, Guffon N, Waldek S, Lee P, Linthorst GE, Desnick RJ, Germain DP: Long-term safety and efficacy of enzyme replacement therapy for Fabry disease. Am J Hum Genet. 2004 Jul;75(1):65-74. Epub 2004 May 20. [PubMed:15154115 ]

Only showing the first 10 proteins. There are 64 proteins in total.

Enzymes

General function:
Involved in galactosyltransferase activity
Specific function:
Transfers N-acetylgalactosamine onto globotriaosylceramide.
Gene Name:
B3GALNT1
Uniprot ID:
O75752
Molecular weight:
39511.55
General function:
Involved in catalytic activity
Specific function:
Not Available
Gene Name:
GLA
Uniprot ID:
P06280
Molecular weight:
Not Available
General function:
Involved in beta-N-acetylhexosaminidase activity
Specific function:
Responsible for the degradation of GM2 gangliosides, and a variety of other molecules containing terminal N-acetyl hexosamines, in the brain and other tissues. The form B is active against certain oligosaccharides. The form S has no measurable activity.
Gene Name:
HEXA
Uniprot ID:
P06865
Molecular weight:
Not Available
General function:
Involved in beta-N-acetylhexosaminidase activity
Specific function:
Responsible for the degradation of GM2 gangliosides, and a variety of other molecules containing terminal N-acetyl hexosamines, in the brain and other tissues.
Gene Name:
HEXB
Uniprot ID:
P07686
Molecular weight:
Not Available
General function:
Involved in cysteine-type endopeptidase activity
Specific function:
Mediates GPI anchoring in the endoplasmic reticulum, by replacing a protein's C-terminal GPI attachment signal peptide with a pre-assembled GPI. During this transamidation reaction, the GPI transamidase forms a carbonyl intermediate with the substrate protein
Gene Name:
PIGK
Uniprot ID:
Q92643
Molecular weight:
45251.4
General function:
Involved in biosynthetic process
Specific function:
Necessary for the synthesis of N-acetylglucosaminyl-phosphatidylinositol, the very early intermediate in GPI-anchor biosynthesis.
Gene Name:
PIGA
Uniprot ID:
P37287
Molecular weight:
54126.065
General function:
Involved in catalytic activity
Specific function:
Non-lysosomal glucosylceramidase that catalyzes the conversion of glucosylceramide to free glucose and ceramide. Involved in sphingomyelin generation and prevention of glycolipid accumulation. May also catalyze the hydrolysis of bile acid 3-O-glucosides, however, the relevance of such activity is unclear in vivo.
Gene Name:
GBA2
Uniprot ID:
Q9HCG7
Molecular weight:
104648.13
General function:
Involved in GPI anchor biosynthetic process
Specific function:
Component of the GPI transamidase complex. May be involved in the recognition of either the GPI attachment signal or the lipid portion of GPI
Gene Name:
PIGU
Uniprot ID:
Q9H490
Molecular weight:
50051.2
General function:
Involved in protein binding
Specific function:
Component of the GPI transamidase complex. Essential for transfer of GPI to proteins, particularly for formation of carbonyl intermediates
Gene Name:
PIGT
Uniprot ID:
Q969N2
Molecular weight:
65699.0
General function:
Involved in transferase activity, transferring hexosyl groups
Specific function:
Catalyzes the formation of some glycolipid via the addition of N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc) in alpha-1,3-linkage to some substrate. Glycolipids probably serve for adherence of some pathogens
Gene Name:
GBGT1
Uniprot ID:
Q8N5D6
Molecular weight:
40126.9

Only showing the first 10 proteins. There are 64 proteins in total.