Unconjugated Maackia Amurensis Lectin II (MAL II)

Cat. No: L-1260
Price: $169.00
Unit Size: 2 mg

Overview

Although the specificity of this lectin is not well defined, MAL II appears to bind only particular carbohydrate structures that contain sialic acid. Unlike Sambucus nigra lectin (SNA) which seems to prefer structures with (α-2,6) linked sialic acid, MAL II appears to bind sialic acid in an (α-2,3) linkage. Tissue staining patterns are also very different among MAL I, SNA and MAL II.

Cat. No. L-1260-2
Unit Size 2 mg
Country of Manufacture United States
Applications Glycobiology, Mitogenic Stimulation
Conjugate Unconjugated
Sugar Specificity Sialic Acid

More Information

Maackia amurensis lectin II is a glycoprotein consisting of two subunits each of which is composed of disulfide-linked chains. Although the specificity of this lectin is not well defined, MAL II appears to bind only particular carbohydrate structures that contain sialic acid. Unlike Sambucus nigra lectin (SNA) which seems to prefer structures with (α-2,6) linked sialic acid, MAL II appears to bind sialic acid in an (α-2,3) linkage. Tissue staining patterns are also very different among MAL I, SNA and MAL II.

Geisler, C and Jarvis, D.L. Glycobiology, vol. 21, no. 8 pp. 988-993, 2011

Inhibitor: Human glycophorin

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