Reaction: UDP-glucose + an N-acylsphingosine = UDP + a D-glucosyl-N-acylsphingosine
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Other name(s): UDP-glucose:ceramide glucosyltransferase; ceramide:UDPGlc glucosyltransferase; uridine diphosphoglucose-ceramide glucosyltransferase; ceramide:UDP-glucose glucosyltransferase; glucosylceramide synthase
Systematic name: UDP-glucose:N-acylsphingosine D-glucosyltransferase
Comments: Sphingosine and dihydrosphingosine can also act as acceptors; CDP-glucose can act as donor.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 37237-44-8
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