Internalization and sorting of plasma membrane sphingolipid analogues in differentiating oligodendrocytes.

We studied the formation of early endosomes in differentiating oligodendrocytes and type-2 astrocytes, which are derived from common precursor cells in rat neonates, using fluorescent analogues of lactosylceramide (LacCer) and sulfatide labeled with 4,4-difluoro-5,7-dimethyl-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene++ +-3-pentanoic acid (BODIPY FL C5). These… CONTINUE READING