Vicia faba (VFA) (FITC)
Size : 1mg
Brand : US Biological
Shipping TempBlue Ice
Bell Bean, Broad Bean, Fava Bean, Field Bean, Tic Bean
Purified Vicia faba lectin (VFA), FITC 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: Mannose
Inhibitory Carbohydrate: Mannose > Glucose > N-Acetylglucosamine
Activity: 30-50ug/ml will agglutinate neuraminidase treated human red blood cells.
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. FITC conjugates are sensitive to light.
Pure Vicia faba lectin (VFA) from Fava Bean
Supplied as a liquid in 0.01M phosphate, 0.15M sodium chloride, pH 7.2-7.4, 0.05% sodium azide. Labeled with FITC.
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.