Hemocyanin from mollusk

buffered aqueous solution

Blue Carrier®
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Quality Level

biological source

Concholepas sp. (Concholepas concholepas )


buffered aqueous solution


bioconjugation: suitable

storage temp.


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Hemocyanin is a carrier protein used in antibody production. It has been used to promote antibody production against haptins and peptides, in therepy for bladder carcinoma, and has a component in vaccines for cancer.
Blue Carrier is an oxygen-carrying protein isolated from the hemolymph of the mollusk Concholepas concholepas. It is highly immunogenic, useful as a carrier protein for the production of antibodies to small molecules. An example of the protocol is given in reference to production of antibodies to gizzerosine.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Highly soluble carrier protein used in antibody production

Physical form

100 mg in 0.5 mL of 0.15 M NaCl, 0.1 M sodium phosphate, pH 7.2

Legal Information

Blue Carrier is a registered trademark of Biosonda S.A.

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

M I Becker et al.
Hybridoma, 17(4), 373-381 (1998-10-28)
This study is the first report of the development of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against gizzerosine (GZ), one of the causative agents of black vomit, a serious poultry disease. Balb/c mice were immunized with different GZ conjugates; the most immunogenic conjugate...
Enhanced structural stability of Concholepas hemocyanin increases its immunogenicity and maintains its non-specific immunostimulatory effects.
Arancibia S., et al.
European Journal of Immunology (2011)
Bruno Moltedo et al.
The Journal of urology, 176(6 Pt 1), 2690-2695 (2006-11-07)
We determined the antitumor properties of a newly available hemocyanin obtained from the Chilean gastropod Concholepas concholepas (Biosonda Corp., Santiago, Chile) in a syngeneic heterotopic mouse bladder carcinoma model. Since keyhole limpet hemocyanin (Pierce, Rockford, Illinois) is used increasingly in...
Harold Oliva et al.
Hybridoma and hybridomics, 21(5), 365-374 (2002-12-10)
We studied the reactivity of mouse monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against the hemocyanin from the Chilean marine gastropod Concholepas concholepas (CCH). This protein has been successfully used as a carrier to produce antibodies to haptens and peptides. All MAbs (13) belonging...
Anaphylaxis caused by hemocyanin contained in shrimp cephalothorax.
Daiana Guillen et al.
Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 113(6), 674-675 (2014-10-14)

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