Sambucus nigra (SNA/EBL I+II)

Cat# 518735-50mg

Size : 50mg

Brand : US Biological

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Shipping Temp
Blue Ice

Storage Temp

Fractionated Sambucus nigra lectin (EBL I+II, also known as SNA) is is composed of two ricin-related lectins. EBL I+II is a tetrameric glycoprotein with a recognition of the Neu5Ac(alpha2-6)Gal or GalNAc linkage in glycoconjugates. EBL I+II is not blood group specific but it does agglutinate type A erythrocytes more strongly than either B or O cells. Trypsin treated erythrocytes react better than untreated cells. Neuraminidase treated erythrocytes react with this lectin due to the presence of terminal galactose resides. SNA has a broad specificity for both alpha- and β-linked galactose, as well as unrelated sugars such as fucose. It has been determined that the lectin does not bind to glycoproteins or glycolipids containing only terminal alpha(2,3)-linked sialic acid residues. EBL I is composed of an A-chain with enzymatic activity and a B-chain with carbohydrate-binding activity. EBL II consists only of carbohydrate-binding B-chains. EBL I+II induces caspase-dependent apoptosis at low concentrations (nM) order, leading to typical symptoms of cell death in sensitive cells. This effect seems independent from the catalytic activity of the A-chain, but depends on the carbohydrate binding B-chain.


Sugar Specificity:
Sialic Acid

Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at -20°C. Stable for 12 months after receipt at -20°C. Reconstitute with sterile buffer or ddH2O. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20°C. Reconstituted product is 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.



Off-white to tan solid

Important Note
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.