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Lipopolysaccharides from Escherichia coli O55:B5

FITC conjugate

Synonym: LPS



Related Categories Alphabetical, Biochemicals and Reagents, Carbohydrates, Carbohydrates A to Z, Carbohydrates H-L,
extent of labeling   2-10 μg FITC per mg LPS
solubility   H2O: 4.90 - 5.10 mg/mL, faintly hazy to hazy, pale yellow to yellow
conjugate   FITC conjugate
storage temp.   2-8°C



Lipopolysaccharides (LPSs) are characteristic components of the cell wall of Gram-negative bacteria. LPS and its lipid A moiety stimulate cells of the innate immune system by the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), a member of the Toll-like receptor protein family, which recognizes common pathogen-associated molecular-patterns (PAMPs).

FITC-Lipopolysaccharides (FITC-LPS) may be used to study the movement/transport of LPS across tissue barriers such as the colonic epithelium and cellular binding and internalization of lipopolysaccharides with fluorescence-based assay systems. FITC-LPS may be used to evaluate, qualify and quantify lipopolysaccharides (LPS) removal reagents and procedures. FITC-LPS conjugate may be used for the detection of LPA binding proteins and motifs.


5, 10 mg in glass bottle

Preparation Note

The product is soluble in water (5 mg/ml), yielding a hazy faint yellow solution. Lipopolysaccharides are molecules that form micelles in every solvent. Hazy solutions are observed in water and phosphate buffered saline. Organic solvents do not give clearer solutions. Methanol yields a turbid suspension with floaters, while water yields a homogeneously hazy solution.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) are localized in the outer layer of the membrane and are, in noncapsulated strains, exposed on the cell surface. They contribute to the integrity of the outer membrane, and protect the cell against the action of bile salts and lipophilic antibiotics.

General description

This product is a TCA extract of E. coli serotype O55:B5 (strain CDC 1644-70), which was purified by gel filtration and conjugated to FITC (fluorescein isothiocyanate).

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GHS07  GHS07
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NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


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Lipopolysaccharides (LPS)

Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) are characteristic components of the cell wall of Gram negative bacteria; they are not found in Gram positive bacteria. They are localized in the outer layer of the membrane...
Keywords: Adsorption, Antibiotics, Cell culture, Cell disruption, Chromatography, Culture media, Filtration, Immunology, Ion Exchange, Metabolism, Positron Emission Tomography, Purification, Size-exclusion chromatography, Solvents

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