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L0770

Sigma-Aldrich

Lectin from Pisum sativum (pea)

FITC conjugate, lyophilized powder

Synonym(s):
Pisum sativum agglutinin, PSA
NACRES:
NA.32

Quality Level

conjugate

FITC conjugate

form

lyophilized powder

potency

<20 μg per mL agglutination activity

composition

Protein, ≥95% biuret

extent of labeling

2-4 mol FITC per mol protein (Lowry).

impurities

salt, free

storage temp.

−20°C

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General description

Lectin from Pisum sativum (pea) is a tetrameric glycoprotein of about 48 kDa. It is isolated from peas. Pisum sativum agglutinin is specific for α-D-glucose and α-D-mannose.

Application

Lectin from Pisum sativum (pea) has been used to determine acrosomal status and viability of spermatozoa and to assess sperm acrosome reaction (AR) patterns

Packaging

2 mg in serum bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Lectin from Pisum sativum (pea) possess anti-hepatoma effect and mitogenicity to lymphocytes, like concanavalin A (Con A).
PSA is not blood group specific, but has an affinity for terminal α-D-mannosyl residues. PSA is a mitogen similar to concanavalin A.

Preparation Note

Conjugates are prepared from affinity purified lectin.

Analysis Note

Agglutination activity is expressed in μg/ml and is determined from serial dilutions in phosphate buffered saline, pH 6.8, of a 1 mg/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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Health hazard

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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