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Anti-Lectin, Triticum vulgaris antibody produced in rabbit

fractionated antiserum, lyophilized powder

Synonym: Anti-WGA, Anti-Wheat germ lectin



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conjugate   unconjugated
clone   polyclonal
biological source   rabbit
application(s)   indirect ELISA: 1:50,000
species reactivity   Triticum vulgaris
form   lyophilized powder
storage temp.   2-8°C
packaging   vial of 2 mL
antibody form   fractionated antiserum
Quality Level   200
antibody product type   primary antibodies


General description

Wheat germ lectin, also known as wheat germ agglutinin (WGA), has a molecular weight of 36 kDa. It shows affinity to 1,4-N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) oligomers and is useful in studying surface components of C. neoformans.


Wheat Germ lectin (WGA)


Anti-Lectin, Triticum vulgaris antibody produced in rabbit has been used in
• immunolabeling experiments
• immunohistochemistry
• immunocytochemistry

Anti-Lectin, Triticum vulgaris antibody produced in rabbit has been used in immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry.

Target description

Lectins are highly specific carbohydrate binding proteins useful in carbohydrate and cell membrane studies, as well as cell agglutination and typing techniques.

Physical form

Lyophilized from 0.01 M phosphate buffered saline, pH 7.2


Reconstitute with 2 ml deionized water.


Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Wheat germ agglutinin is a lectin isolated from Triticum vulgaris that has affinity for chitin oligosaccharides, peptidoglycans and glycolipids via sialic acid residues. It is not specific for human blood groups and has been identified as antagonists of botulinum and tetanus toxins.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable
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