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alpha-Galactosylceramide (alpha-Gal-Cer, KRN7000)


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Synthetic. Originally isolated from the marine sponge Angelas mauritianus. Immunostimulant. Potent stimulator of natural killer T (NKT) cells. Specific ligand of the lipid-binding MHC class I-like protein CD1d in human and mouse NKT cells. Protects against LPS-induced shock. Potent antitumor compound. .
Catalog #044495
Storage and StabilityPowder may be stored at -20°C. Stable for 12 months at -20°C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
Molecular FormulaC50H99NO9
Molecular Weight858.3
Purity~90% (NMR)
FormAs Reported
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.
Alternate namesalpha-Gal-Cer, KRN7000

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