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Anti -Ricin communis RCA60 (RCA II, Castor bean)


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Clone Host Grade Applications
Monoclonal Mouse Affinity Purified E
Ricin is a protein toxin that is readily produced from castor beans (Lectin Ricinus communis) which inhibits protein synthesis. Red blood cells agglutinate due to the presence of RCA (Ricinus communis agglutinin) a potent cytotoxin but a weak hemagglutinin. Ricin and RCA are synthesized in the endosperm cells of maturing seeds, and are stored in an organelle called the "protein body", a vacuolar compartment. When the mature seed germinates, the toxins are destroyed by hydrolysis within a few days.
Catalog #R2031-52
ApplicationsSuitable for use in ELISA. Other applications not tested.
Recommended DilutionOptimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and StabilityMay be stored at 4°C for short-term only. For long-term storage, aliquot and store at -20°C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months at -20°C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
Clone TypeMonoclonal
Clone No5E779
FormSupplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.4, 0.1% sodium azide, before the addition of glycerol to 40%.
PurityPurified by Protein G sepharose chromatography.
ImmunogenRicin communis (Natural RCA60 full-length, Castor bean)
SpecificityRecognizes the A-chain of RCA60 and RCA120.
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.

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