(X-α-Gal; X-α-D-Galactoside)
Inalco Code: 1758-0200
C.A.S.R.N.: 107021-38-5
Applications: Substrate for α-Galactosidase that is converted, by the enzyme, into an intense indigo-blue chromophore (615 nm). It is used for differentiating alpha-Galactosidase positive yeast strains or bacteria (e.g. bifidobacteria). It has been used in histochemistry for the detection of enzyme activity in tissue with a light microscope.
Formula: C14H15BrClNO6

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