Technical Data
V2050-02
Vancomycin
Description:
Vancomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic, used in the treatment of infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria. vancomycin is not active against Gram-negative bacteria (except some non-gonococcal species of Neisseria). The main target of this antibiotic is the D-alanyl-D-alanine terminal dipeptide of peptidoglycan precursors, used by bacteria for constructing their cell walls. This prevents the reaction used to link peptidoglycan precursors together from taking place. Vancomycin binds with the substrate, not the enzyme, in contrast to the way penicillin inhibits peptidoglycan synthesis.

The large hydrophilic molecule is able to form hydrogen bond interactions with the terminal D-alanyl-D-alanine moieties of the NAM/NAG-peptides. Under normal circumstances, this is a five-point interaction. This binding of vancomycin to the D-Ala-D-Ala prevents cell wall synthesis in two ways. It prevents the synthesis of the long polymers of N-acetylmuramic acid (NAM) and N-acetylglucosamine (NAG) that form the backbone strands of the bacterial cell wall, and it prevents the backbone polymers that do manage to form from cross-linking with each other.

Applications:
Suitable for use in ELISA. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. For long-term storage and to avoid repeated freezing and thawing, add sterile 40-50% glycerol, aliquot and store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for at least 12 months at -20C. 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.
TypeIsotypeCloneGrade
PabIgGSerum
SizeStorageShippingSourceHost
500ul4C/-20C (No Glycerol)Blue IceSheep
Concentration:
Not determined
Immunogen:
Vancomycin conjugated to KLH.
Purity:
Serum
Form
Supplied as a liquid, 0.09% sodium azide.
Specificity:
Recognizes Vancomycin.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.