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Lotus Tetragonolobus Lectin (LTL), Biotinylated (B-1325-2)

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Description

Lotus tetragonolobus lectin is a family of closely related glycoproteins that appear to have similar specificities toward α-linked L-fucose containing oligosaccharides. Although many of the binding properties of Lotus lectin are similar to those of Ulex europaeus lectin I, the binding affinities and some specificities for oligosaccharides are significantly different between these fucose-specific lectins.

Biotinylated Lotus tetragonolobus has an appropriate number of biotins bound to provide the optimum staining characteristics for this lectin. This conjugate is supplied essentially free of unconjugated biotins and is preserved with sodium azide.

Specifications

Unit Size2 mg
ApplicationsImmunohistochemistry / Immunocytochemistry, Immunofluorescence, Blotting Applications, Elispot, ELISAs, Glycobiology
Recommended UsageReconstitute by adding 1ml water. The resulting solution will have the following composition: 10 mM HEPES, pH 7.5, 0.15 M NaCl, 0.08% sodium azide, 0.1 mM CaCl2.For most applications, we recommend a freshly prepared working solution of 5-20 µg/ml in the above buffer.
Recommended Storage2-8 °C; Store frozen for long term storage
ConjugateBiotinylated
Sugar SpecificityFucose, Arabinose

Product FAQs

From our experience we have found that some lectins require Ca++ to be present for optimal binding activity. We suggest using calcium chloride (CaCl2) to fortify working solutions and ensure a minimum level of Ca++ is met. This may be particularly pertinent if using phosphate based buffers as diluents and storage solutions.

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Technical Information

This biotinylated lectin is an ideal intermediate for examining glycoconjugates using the Biotin-Avidin/Streptavidin System. First the biotinylated lectin is added, followed by the VECTASTAIN ABC Reagent, Avidin D conjugate, or streptavidin derivative.

Inhibiting/Eluting Sugar: 50 mM - 100 mM L-fucose

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