Wisteria floribunda (WFA, Japanese Wisteria)
Size : 1mg
Brand : US Biological
Shipping TempBlue Ice
Purified Wisteria floribunda lectin (WFA).
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.
N-Acetylgalactosamine >> Lactose >> Galactose
15-30ug/ml will agglutinate type A1 human erythrocytes. Less than 0.5ug/ml will agglutinate neuraminidase treated erythrocytes.
Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at -20°C. Stable for 12 months 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.
~1mg/ml (after reconstitution)
Supplied as a lyophilized powder in 0.01M phosphate, 0.15M sodium chloride, pH 7.2-7.4.
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.