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CATALOG # 1068


  • Catalog #:1068
  • Scientific Name:Globosides
  • Common Name:Gb4; Globotetrahexosylceramide
  • Empirical Formula:C68H126N2O23 (tetracosanoyl)
    Typical fatty acid content
  • CAS#:11034-93-8
  • SDS:View Safety Data Sheet
  • Data Sheet:View Data Sheet
  • Formula Weight:1340 (tetracosanoyl)
  • Unit:5 mg
  • Solvent:none
  • Source:natural
  • Purity:98+%
  • Analytical Methods:TLC; identity confirmed by MS
  • Natural Source:porcine RBC
  • Solubility:chloroform/methanol, 2:1; DMSO, hot methanol
  • Physical Appearance:solid
  • Storage:-20°C
  • Dry Ice:No
  • Hazardous:No


Application Notes:

Globoside is the most abundant neutral glycolipid in the erythrocyte membrane accumulating in lipid rafts of the cell wall. They are involved in cell communication, increase cell adhesion and function as receptors. It is an essential structure of the blood group P-antigen. A deficiency in this antigen leads to anti-globoside antibodies and the P blood group phenotypes. Globoside is a receptor for multiple toxins including P-fimbriated Escherichia coli, human parvovirus B191 and pierisin-1 toxin from the cabbage butterfly.2 In Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff disease globoside can accumulate due to the deficiency of the beta-hexosaminidase.3

1. Boel Lanne et al, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol. 270 pp. 9017, 1995
2. Yuko Matsushima-Hibiya, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol. 278 pp. 9972, 2003
3. R. A. Gravel, M. M. Kaback, R. Proia, K. Sandhoff, K. Suzuki, and K. Suzuki. in The Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease (C. R. Scriver, W. S. Sly, B. Childs, A. L. Beaudet, D. Valle, K. W. Kinzler, and B. Vogelstein, eds) pp. 3827–3876, McGraw-Hill Inc., New York, 2001
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