Triticum vulgaris Lectin (WGA) - Cy3

Triticum vulgaris Lectin (WGA) - Cy3

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SKU#: 21761148-1

Product Description

Wheat germ agglutinin (WGA) is affinity purified lectin that non-enzymatically binds to N-acetyl-D-glucosamine and sialic acid residues of glycoproteins and glycolipids. This lectin protects Triticum vulgaris from insects, yeast and bacteria. WGA consists of two subunits and has a molecular weight of 36,000. It is an acidic protein and has mitogenic activity toward lymphocytes. It agglutinates erythrocytes and most types of malignant cells. WGA, similar to insulin, enhances the rate of glucose oxidation in isolated fat cells. It inhibits C5a receptor interaction and is used for isolation and fractionation of insulin receptors.Cy3 can be used to visualize the binding pattern of Triticum vulgaris Lectin (WGA) in cellular imaging and flow cytometry. Cy3 is more photostable than many other fluorophores and can be seen with TRITC filter sets. It is commonly combined with green-fluorescent dyes for dual-labeling.

Technical Specifications

Abbreviation: WGA
Material Source:: Wheat
Conjugate:: Cyanine 3 (Cy3)
Concentration:: 1 mg/mL
Shelf Life:: 1 year
Blood Group Specificity:: Non-specific
Preferred Sugar Specificity:: N-Acetylglucosamine
Inhibiting or Eluting Sugar:: Chitin Hydrolysate or N-Acetylglucosamine w/acid or salt
Fluorescence:: Orange
Divalent Ions:: Ca++
Excitation:: 550 nm
Emission:: 570 nm
Mitogenic Activity:: Yes
Lyophilized or Liquid: Liquid
Storage Temperature:: 2-8°C
Hazardous Shipping:: Non-hazardous

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