Lens culinaris Lectin (LCA/LCH) - Pure

Lens culinaris Lectin (LCA/LCH) - Pure

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SKU#: 21510006-1

Product Description

Lentil lectin (Lens culinaris) is a metalloprotein that binds reversibly to polysaccharides and glycoconjugates containing α-D-mannose and α-D-glucose, eluting with the sugar Me-α-Man plus Me-α-Glc. In comparison to to Con A, it distinguishes less between glucosyl and mannosyl residues and binds simple sugars less strongly. It also retains its sugar binding ability in the presence of 1% sodium deoxycholate and thus can react with detergent-solubilized membranes. 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). This lectin is useful in affinity chromatography columns for the separation of glycoconjugates. The two isomers LCA-A and LCA-B agglutinate 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.

Technical Specifications

Abbreviation: LCA/LCH
Material Source:: Lentil
Conjugate:: None
Molecular Weight:: 46 kDa
Purity:: Affinity purified
Shelf Life:: 1 year
Blood Group Specificity:: Non-specific
Preferred Sugar Specificity:: α-Mannose, α-Glucose
Inhibiting or Eluting Sugar:: α-Methylmannoside + α-Methylglucoside
Divalent Ions:: Ca++, Mn++
Mitogenic Activity:: Yes
Lyophilized or Liquid: Lyophilized
Storage Temperature:: -20°C
Hazardous Shipping:: Non-hazardous


Cancer biomarker, Agglutination studies, Separation of glycoconjugates


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