Lectin from Triticum vulgaris (wheat) has been used: • to treat transfected cells for immunofluorescence• to stereotaxically inject into mice for neuronal tracing • in immunohistochemistry for the analysis of myocytes
Lectin plays a key role in glycoconjugate characterizing, imaging and targeting. Its use in a microarray assay, enable efficient glycome profiling. In plants and fungi, lectin defends against pathogens/feeders. Lectin also plays a major role in host recognition and tissue adhesion.
WGA is not blood group specific but has an affinity for N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminyl residues and N-acetyl-β-D-glucosamine oligomers. WGA contains no protein-bound carbohydrate.
Lectins are carbohydrate-binding proteins. They are omnipresent and usually found in fungi, plants and animals. The secondary structure of this protein is rich in ß-strands and possesses carbohydrate binding sites on the surface.
Package size based on protein content.
2, 5, 10 mg in glass bottle
Contains phosphate buffer salts
Conjugates are prepared from affinity purified lectin.