Vicia faba (VFA)
Size : 2mg
Brand : US Biological
Shipping TempBlue Ice
Bell Bean, Broad Bean, Fava Bean, Field Bean, Tic Bean
Purified Vicia faba lectin (VFA).
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.
Mannose > Glucose > N-Acetylglucosamine
30-50ug/ml will agglutinate neuraminidase treated human red blood cells.
Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4°C. For long-term storage, aliquot and store at 4°C. Do not freeze. Aliquots are stable for 6 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial 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.