STRING 9.05 
ASAH2 [ENSP00000378897]
 
N-acylsphingosine amidohydrolase (non-lysosomal ceramidase) 2; Hydrolyzes the sphingolipid ceramide into sphingosine and free fatty acid at an optimal pH of 6.5-8.5. Acts as a key regulator of sphingolipid signaling metabolites by generating sphingosine at the cell surface. Acts as a repressor of apoptosis both by reducing C16-ceramide, thereby preventing ceramide-induced apoptosis, and generating sphingosine, a precursor of the antiapoptotic factor sphingosine 1-phosphate. Probably involved in the digestion of dietary sphingolipids in intestine by acting as a key enzyme for the catabo [...]
GALC [ENSP00000261304]
 
galactosylceramidase; Hydrolyzes the galactose ester bonds of galactosylceramide, galactosylsphingosine, lactosylceramide, and monogalactosyldiglyceride. Enzyme with very low activity responsible for the lysosomal catabolism of galactosylceramide, a major lipid in myelin, kidney and epithelial cells of small intestine and colon
Evidence suggesting a functional link:
Neighborhood in the Genome:  
none / insignificant.
    
Gene Fusions:  
none / insignificant.
    
Cooccurence Across Genomes:  
none / insignificant.
    
Co-Expression:  
none / insignificant.
    
Experimental/Biochemical Data:  
none / insignificant.
    
Association in Curated Databases:   yes (score 0.900).  
Co-Mentioned in PubMed Abstracts:   yes (score 0.105).  
Combined Score:
 
0.904