Erythrina cristagalli (ECA) (Texas Red)
Size : 2mg
Brand : US Biological
Shipping TempBlue Ice
Cockspur Coral Tree
Pure Erythrina cristagalli lectin (ECA) from coral tree. Texas Red conjugated.
Lectins are derived from the extracts of plants, animals, viruses and microorganisms and 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.
Carbohydrate Specificity: Gal beta(1,4)GlcNAc
Inhibitory Carbohydrate: N-acetyllactosamine > lactose > N-acetylgalactosamine > galactose
Activity: 1-2ug/ml will agglutinate neuraminidase treated human erythrocytes.
Chemical Used for Conjugation: Texas Red
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. Texas Red conjugates are sensitive to light.
Supplied as a liquid in 0.01M phosphate, 0.15M sodium chloride, pH 7.2-7.4, 0.05% sodium azide. Labeled with Texas Red.
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.