Lens culinaris Lectin (LCA/LCH) - Cy5

Lens culinaris Lectin (LCA/LCH) - Cy5
Lens culinaris (Lentil) Lectin (LCA/LCH) - Cy5
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SKU#: 21761115-1

Product Description

Affinity purified Lens culinaris lectin (LCA) is composed of four subunits that consists of an α-chain (MW: 5.7 kDa) and β-chain (MW: 17.5 kDa). It has a carbohydrate specificity toward α-D-mannose and α-D-glucose, eluting with the sugar MeαMan+MeαGlc. This lectin is useful in affinity chromatography columns for the separation of glycoconjugates. The two isomers LCA-A and LCA-B agglutinates human red blood cells, although not blood group specific. Activity of LCA is determined by haemagglutination with human blood and agglutinates a 2% suspension of human erythrocytes at a lectin concentration of 8µg/ml. LCA requires calcium and manganese ions for binding. See other LCA conjugates.

Cy5, when bound to Lens culinaris (Lentil) Lectin (LCA/LCH), can show the binding pattern of this lectin in cellular imaging and flow cytometry. The excitation wavelength required for Cy5 to fluoresce is high enough to avoid overlap with most other fluorochromes, making it useful for dual-labeling experiments. Because of this high excitation, there is typically less background from autofluorescence of biological specimens.

Technical Specifications

Abbreviation: LCA/LCH
Material Source:: Lentil
Conjugate:: Cyanine 5 (Cy5)
Concentration:: 1 mg/mL
Molecular Weight:: N/A
Molecular Formula:: N/A
Shelf Life:: 1 year
Blood Group Specificity:: Non-specific
Preferred Sugar Specificity:: α-Mannose, α-Glucose
Inhibiting or Eluting Sugar:: α-Methylmannoside + α-Methylglucoside
Fluorescence:: Red
Divalent Ions:: Ca++, Mn++
Excitation:: 650 nm
Emission:: 670 nm
Mitogenic Activity:: Yes
Lyophilized or Liquid: Liquid
Storage Temperature:: 2-8°C
Hazardous Shipping:: Non-hazardous

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