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LP14393-0   Ganglioside GD1a
Gangliosides are a family of molecules that are present throughout the body but especially prevalent in cells of the nervous system. Specific gangliosides are named for the carbohydrate sequence they contain and have a unique distribution within the nervous system. The oligosaccharide groups on gangliosides act as cell surface markers that play a role in cellular recognition and cell-to-cell communication, and they also act as specific receptors for certain pituitary glycoprotein hormones and certain bacterial protein toxins such as cholera toxin.
Anti-ganglioside antibodies, primarily IgG, are present in the sera from approximately 60% of patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), and antibodies against different gangliosides are associated with different forms of GBS.
1. Antibodies against GD1a/GD1b and GD1b/GT1b complexes have been found in patients with more severe GBS requiring mechanical ventilation;
2. Antibodies against GM1 or those against GalNAc-GD1a have been associated with acute motor axonal neuropathy;
3. Anti-GQ1b antibodies are specifically associated with a variant of GBS called Fisher syndrome, which is characterized by ophthalmoplegia and ataxia.
Detection of specific markers early in the course of GBS may help guide the plan of care. [PMID:21214559] Source: Regenstrief LOINC, PMID: 2121455

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Ganglioside GD1a
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zh-CNChinese (China)
神经节苷脂 GD1a
Synonyms: GD1a;神经节糖苷 GD1a
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
ganglioside GD1a
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Gangliosiid GD1a
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Ganglioside GD1a
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Ganglioside GD1a
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Ganglioside GD1a
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Ганглиозид GD1a
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Gangliosido GD1a
Synonyms: GD1a
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Gangliozid GD1a