Vigna radiata Lectin (VRA) - Pure

Vigna radiata Lectin (VRA) - Pure

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SKU# 21510940-1

Product Description

Vigna radiata agglutinin (VRA) is isolated from mung bean seeds and is composed of two major lectins, MBL I and MBL II. MBL I is a tetramer that has a molecular weight of 132 kDa with ?-galactosidase activity. MBL II is a diamer of two monomeric proteins of 94 kDa and 89 kDa with ?-galactosidase activity. Both are D-galactose-specific lectins.

VRA agglutinates rabbit blood cells and is galactose-specific. Amino acid analysis of the purified mung bean lectin by reverse phase HPLC revealed that it contains glutamate in highest proportion followed by aspartate and histidine, indicating that it has a good zinc binding potential. Binding VRA with zinc improves overall stability and efficacy of the lectin.

This product comes in a lyophilized form and is stored at -20ºC. Calcium and magnesium ions are required for binding.

Technical Specifications

Molecular Weight: 315 kDa
Synonyms: VRA
Appearance Form: Tan
Shelf Life: 2 years
Storage Temperature: -20°C
Hazardous Shipping: Non-hazardous