Concanavalin A (Con A) (100 mg)

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Concanavalin A (Con A) (100 mg)
Code: A05-0106-100mg
Manufacturer’s Part Number: 05-0106-100mg
Shipping Weight: 1.00 pounds
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Price: $54.00

Product Description

Concanavalin A is a lectin isolated from Jack beans (Canavalia ensiformis) by affinity chromatography. It has 4 subunits and a molecular weight of 104 kDa. Con A is the most widely used lectin and has broad applicability. It reacts with non-reducing α-D-glucose and α-D-mannose.

Con A binds specifically to certain structures found in various sugars, glycoproteins and glycolipids. It has been utilized in hormone receptor studies, mitogenic assays and for characterizing normal and malignant cells (cancer cells are readily aggregated by Con A while normal cells are not). Con A can initiate cell division (mitogenesis).

Immobilized Con A has been used in affinity chromatography purifications of a wide variety of glycoproteins and cellular structures.

Concanavalin A lectin is supplied without preservatives as a lyophilized white powder or flocculate from 0.5 mM MnCl2, 0.5 mM CaCl2.

For laboratory use only.


SKU ID# Packaging Website Links
A05-0106-100mg 100 mg
Features Specifications Applications
Sugar specificity: α-Man, α-Glc.
Mitogen acting principally on T-lymphocytes.
Reacts with a number of bacterial and animal cells.
High activity.
Appearance: White lyophilized powder.
Source: Jack beans.
Molecular weight: 104 kDa.
Sugar specificity: α-Man, α-Glc.
Activity: Con A reacts with a number of bacterial and animal cells and can distinguish between certain normal and tumor cells. It can initiate cell division (mitogenesis). 0,5-10 µg/ml is required to visibly agglutinate neuraminidase treated erythrocytes.
Microorganisms: <100 CFU/g.
Protein content: >90%, OD280nm (ε 1mg/ml = 1.14), >95%, essentially salt free.
Identity: SDS-PAGE, four bands corresponding to the four subunits.
Shelf life: Five years when stored at -20°C.
Hormone receptor studies.
Lymphocyte mitogenic studies.
Characterization of certain normal and malignant cells.


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