Product Name: Anti-Galactosylceramide Antibody
Catalogue No.: 164520
Alternate Names: Galactocerebroside, N-(hexadecanoyl)-1-beta-galactosyl-sphing-4-enine, N-
Description: Galactosylceramides are a sphingolipid with one carbohydrate moiety attached to a
ceramide unit. Galactosylceramide is the principal glycosphingolipid in brain tissue, hence the trivial name cerebroside. Galactosylceramides are found in all nervous tissues. They can amount to 2% of the dry weight of grey matter and 12% of white matter. They are major constituents of oligodendrocytes. A defect in the degradation of cerbrosides leads to a disorder called Krabbe disease. Krabbe disease (also known as globoid cell leukodystrophy or galactosylceramide lipidosis) is a rare, often fatal degenerative disorder that affects the myelin sheath of the nervous system. Krabbe disease is caused by mutations in the GALC gene, which causes a deficiency of galactosylceramidase.
Immunogen: Galactosylceramide linked to carrier.
Clonality: Polyclonal IgG.
Specificity: Universal. Cross reactivity not tested.
Concentration: 1.2mg/mL IgG.
Purity: Glucosylceramide affinity purified rat IgG to >95% (by SDS PAGE).
Format: Provided as a sterile filtered solution in PBS, pH 7.2. No other additives.
Uses: Competitive ELISA, WB. Not tested for other uses.
Storage: Store at 4oC in fridge a for short term use. Aliquot and store at -20oC or -80oC for long term storage. Avoid repeated freeze thaw cycles.
Shipping: Antibody is shipped on ice pack at ambient temperature.