Absolute Mag™ Con A Magnetic Particles (# WHM-S116) are magnetic particles prepared by covalent coupling of Concanavalin A (Con A), a plant lectin, to polystyrene particles. The unique saccharide-binding properties of Con A have made these particles useful for the labeling and isolation of glycan-presenting cells and glycoproteins in serum and cell lysate. Additionally, they have been used in cell adhesion studies, to effect lymphocyte activation, and to explore carbohydrate-based therapeutics.
|Q: How your scientists confirm that the Con A is still active (i.e. able to bind specifically to the ligand) following coupling to the polystyrene particles?|
|A: We evaluate Con A Magnetic Particles reactivity through a sandwich assay using hybrydoma supernatant Ms IgG anti Con A.|