The binding specificity of Wisteria floribunda lectin (WFL) is not completely clear but this lectin appears to preferentially bind carbohydrate structures terminating in N-acetylgalactosamine linked α or β to the 3 or 6 position of galactose. This lectin has been used to fractionate lymphocyte populations, and although not mitogenic, elicits the production of lymphokines from murine splenocytes.
Biotinylated WFL 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.
|Unit Size||2 mg|
|Applications||Immunohistochemistry / Immunocytochemistry, Immunofluorescence, Blotting Applications, Elispot, ELISAs, Glycobiology|
|Recommended Usage||For most applications, we recommend a freshly prepared working solution of 5-20 µg/ml in the below buffer.|
|Recommended Storage||2-8 °C; Store frozen for long term storage|
|Solution||10 mM HEPES, pH 7.5, 0.15 M NaCl, 0.08% sodium azide, 0.1 mM CaCl2.|
|Concentration||2 mg active conjugate/ml|
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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