Concanavalin A from Canavalia ensiformis (Jack bean)

FITC conjugate, Type IV, lyophilized powder


Quality Level


Type IV


lyophilized powder


Protein, 5-15% biuret

extent of labeling

3-6 mol FITC per mol protein


Carbohydrate, essentially free


FITC conjugate

storage temp.


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2, 10 mg in glass bottle
Package size based on protein content


For the fluorescent detection of glycoproteins containing α−D-mannose or α−D-glucose

Biochem/physiol Actions

Con A is not blood group specific but has an affinity for terminal α-D-mannosyl and α-D-glucosyl residues. Ca2+ and Mn2+ ions are required for activity. Con A dissociates into dimers at pH 5.6 or below. Between pH 5.8 and pH 7.0, Con A exists as a tetramer; above pH 7.0 higher aggregates are formed. Con A exhibits mitogenic activity which is dependent on its degree of aggregation. Succinylation results in an active dimeric form which remains a dimer above pH 5.6.

Physical form

Lyophilized powder containing phosphate buffer salts and NaCl

Analysis Note

Where reported, agglutination activity is expressed in μg/ml and is determined from serial dilutions in phosphate buffered saline, pH 6.8, containing Ca2+ and Mn2+ of a 1 mg per mL solution. This activity is the lowest concentration to agglutinate a 2% suspension of human erythrocytes after 1 hr incubation at 25 °C.


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Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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