Affinity purified Euonymus europaeus lectin or agglutinin (EEL/EEA) is composed with most of the subunits that appear to consist of two chains linked by disulfide bonds. EEL consists of six closely related lectins (isoforms). EEL is identified for its erythrocyte agglutinating properties and specificity for blood groups B and H. It has a stronger binding of the H trisaccharide over the B trisaccharide, but has a general pattern of interacting with both B and H blood groups and α-mannose-terminated saccharides. EEL has a preferential recognition of terminal α-fucose residues in H and B blood group-related carbohydrates. This lectin binds to endothelial cells from human and non-human sources and recognizes carbohydrate structures on the surface of stimulated murine peritoneal lymphoid cells. See other EEL/EEA conjugates.
Euonymus europaeus Lectin (EEL/EEA) is labeled with fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) and has an appropriate number of fluorochromes bound to provide the optimum staining characteristics for this lectin. FITC conjugates have been used in a variety of immunohistochemical and flow cytometry applications.