Concanavalin A, belonging to the lectins family, is a Hemagglutinin from the common jack bean Canavalia ensiformis. It is well known that lectins have been used extensively for the isolation of glyco-conjugates and glycoproteins with specific carbohydrate structures.
Concanavalin A shows specific affinity for molecules containing α-D-mannopyranosyl , α-D-glucopyrannosyl and sterically related.
Concanavalin A coated surfaces offer a powerful and sensitive instrument for binding in specific way the carbohydrate fraction of glycoproteins, enzymes and cell membranes.
The optical properties of polystyrene remain unchanged, allowing to use the modified surface as powerful tool for diagnostic assays.
Example of applications:
- interaction with glycoproteins ,glycopeptides and enzyme-antibody conjugates
- polysaccharides and glycolipids
- interaction with cellular membranes, hormones and hormone receptors
Biomat ‘s Concanavilin A surfaces are available on the following Biomat’s products:
Concanavalin A is coated using 200 µl/well. The strips are post-coated (blocked) for low non specific binding and long-term stability.
General procedure for binding a biomolecule
Microplates show a CV% less than 5 when a HIgG-HRP is used as detector and TMB as substrate in an ELISA format.
Storage and Stability
The microplates, if unopened, are stable refrigerated until the expiration date printed on the label. If opened, store in closed pouch with desiccant and use within the expiration date.