Concanavalin A

Submitted by kdorfman on Mon, 04/23/2018 - 18:21
  • Sigma C5275 5 mg
  • Plant mitogen
  • Lectin (carbohydrate-binding protein) extracted from the jack-bean, Canavalia ensiformis
  • Con A binds specifically to α-Mannose, α-Galactose structures found in sugars, glycoproteins and glycolipids

  • Make stock 5 mg/mL solution (add 1 mL sterile PBS to bottle – gently rotate to mix)

  • Keep sterile - work in sterile hood

  • aliquot 100 µL into microfuge tubes  (cannot take repeated freeze-thaw cycles)