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MAB342 Sigma-Aldrich

Anti-Galactocerebroside Antibody, clone mGalC

Synonym: Galactoceramide, Galactocerebroside, Galactosylceramide, GalC

  •  eCl@ss 32160702

  •  NACRES NA.41



Related Categories Antibodies, Antibodies for Neurobiology, Antibodies to Neural Proteins, Miscellaneous, Neuroscience,
Quality Level   100
biological source   mouse
clone   mGalC, monoclonal
species reactivity   chicken, rabbit, mouse, bovine, human, rat
mfr. no.   Chemicon®
application(s)   ELISA: suitable
  immunocytochemistry: suitable
  immunohistochemistry: suitable
isotype   IgG3
shipped in   dry ice


General description

Galactocerebroside (GalC) is a major galactosphingolipid of myelin which plays a role in myelination. GalC is a very useful, specific marker for oligodendroglial lineage.


Galactocerebroside (GalC), sulfatide, psychosine and other galactolipids. Cross-reacts with the sulfatide ester of GalC, but to a 16-fold lesser extent. No cross-reactivity with sphingosine, ceramide, mixed ganglioside or glucocerebroside. Binds specifically with oligodendrocytes and Schwann cells.


Synaptic plasma membranes from bovine hippocampus. Ranscht, B. et al. PNAS 79(8):2709-2713 (1982)


0.5-10 μg/mL of a previous lot was used on formalin fixed frozen sections of a prevous lot. Can not be used on paraffin embedded tissue sections since the antigen is denatured during embedding and paraffin removal.

0.5-10 μg/mL of a previous lot was used on 4% paraformaldehyde, acetic acid or ethanol fixed cultured cells.

A previous lot was used on purified galactocerebrosides.

Optimal working dilutions must be determined by the end user.

Research Category

Research Sub Category
Neuronal & Glial Markers

Physical form

Format: Purified

Protein A Purfied

Purified mouse monoclonal in buffer containing 10 mM Potassium Phosphate, 150 mM NaCl, pH 7.4 containing 0.09% sodium azide.

Storage and Stability

Stable for 1 year at -20ºC from date of receipt.

Analysis Note

Neonatal cortex

Other Notes

Concentration: Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for the lot-specific concentration.


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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

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Protocols & Articles


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