Sulfated glycolipids (SGs) such as the sulfatides bind strongly to LG domains 4-5 of laminin (Roberts et al. 1985,1986, Ishizuka 1997, Talts et al. 1999, Harrison et al. 2007). The most common sulfated glycolipid HSO3-3galactosylBeta-1ceramide (galactosyl-3-sulfate ceramide or sulfatide) is highly expressed in developing and adult peripheral nerves (Mirsky et al. 1990), Schwann cells, kidney and other tissues. SGs are thought to mediate or enhance the cell surface anchorage of laminins, possibly by allowing the short arms to bind the cell surface in addition to the LG domains (Li et al. 2005, Yurchenko & Patton 2009).