Reaction: Hydrolysis of gangliosides and neutral glycosphingolipids, releasing fatty acids to form the lyso-derivatives
Other name(s): glycosphingolipid ceramide deacylase
Systematic name: glycosphingolipid amidohydrolase
Comments: Does not act on sphingolipids such as ceramide. Not identical with EC 22.214.171.124 ceramidase.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 122544-53-0
1. Hirabayashi, Y., Kimura, M., Matsumoto, M., Yamamoto, K., Kadowaki, S. and Tochikura, T. A novel glycosphingolipid hydrolyzing enzyme, glycosphingolipid ceramide deacylase, which cleaves the linkage between the fatty acid and sphingosine base in glycosphingolipids. J. Biochem. (Tokyo) 103 (1988) 1-4. [PMID: 3360750]