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Lectin from Triticum vulgaris (wheat)

gold conjugate, 10 nm nominal (colloidal gold), aqueous glycerol suspension

Synonym: WGA, Wheat germ agglutinin

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Properties

form   aqueous glycerol suspension
concentration   ~5 A520 units/mL
nominal   10 nm (colloidal gold)
mean particle size   8-12 nm (monodisperse)
conjugate   gold conjugate
storage temp.   −20°C

Description

Biochem/physiol Actions

WGA is not blood group specific but has an affinity for N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminyl residues and N-acetyl-β-D-glucosamine oligomers. WGA contains no protein-bound carbohydrate.

Preparation Note

Conjugates are prepared from affinity purified lectin.

Physical form

Suspension in approx. 50% glycerol containing 0.15 M NaCl, 0.01 M sodium phosphate, pH 7.2, 0.02% PEG 20, and 0.02% sodium azide

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WGK Germany 
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