Lens culinaris (LCA) (Biotin)
Size : 1mg
Brand : US Biological
GradeMolecular Biology Grade
Shipping TempBlue Ice
Lectins are derived from the extracts of plants, animals, viruses and microorganisms. They are known to agglutinate red blood cells. These agglutinins can select cell types according to blood group activities utilizing sugar-binding mechanisms.
Lectins form precipitates with glycoconjugates and are useful for identifying or separating oligosaccharides with identical sugar compositions such as galactose, mannose or glucose.
50-200ug/ml will agglutinate type O human erythrocytes. 2-5ug/ml will agglutinate neruaminidase treated cells.
Carbohydrate Specificity: a-Mannose > a-Glucose , a-GlcNAc.
Inhibitory Carbohydrate: D-Mannose and D-Glucose. A fructose linked a(1,6) to the core GlcNAc of N-linked glycopeptides is an important determinant for lectin activity.
Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4°C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20°C. Aliquots are stable for 6 months at -20°C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
Lens culinaris (Lentil Seed)
This 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.