Ultra Pure Lectins

Ultra Pure Lectins

Ultra Pure Lectins for Glycoscience and Medical Research

Absolute Lectins

Medicago is a developer and one of the world´s few primary manufacturers of a wide variety of exceptionally pure lectins isolated by affnity chromatography. Lectins are commonly found in grains and beans but also in fungi, bacteria and animals.


Exceptionally Pure with Highest Activity

Lectins are sugar-binding proteins that are highly specifc for certain carbohydrate moieties. They are known to bind to structures in cell walls or membranes, thereby causing agglutination, mitosis or other biochemical changes in the cell. These reactions may be inhibited by mono- and oligosaccharides, which stericaly blocks attachment to cell membranes. Medicago’s range covers lectins with specifcity for a broad range of carbohydrate motifs shown in the table below. For various experimental applications lectins need to meet a high number of criteria in terms of purity and activity (ability to bind the specifc cabohydrates). Medicago’s lectins are purifed by biospecifc affnity chromatography and are extensively tested with SDS-PAGE, isoelectric focusing, spectrophotometry and agglutination assaysextensively tested with SDS-PAGE, isoelectric focusing, spectrophotometry and agglutination assays.

The following lectins are available on request please call or write for availability and pricing:

  • Agaricus bisporus (ABA)
  • Datura stramonium (DSL)
  • Maclura pomifera (MPL)
  • Solanum tuberosum (STL, STA)
  • Bandeiraea Simplicifolia Dolichos biflorus (DBA)
  • Phaseolus coccineus (PCA)
  • Tetragonolobus purpureas (LTL)
  • Bandeiraea Simplicifolia (BS-I)
  • Euonymus europaeus (EEL)
  • Phytolacca americana (PWM, PWA)
  • Ulex Europaeus (UEA I)
  • Bandeiraea Simplicifolia (BS-I-A4)
  • Helix aspersa (HAA)
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA-I)
  • Vicia faba (VFA)
  • Bandeiraea Simplicifolia (BS-I-B4)
  • Helix pomatia (HPA)
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA-IIL)
  • Vicia villosa (VVL, VVA)
  • Caragana arborescens (CAA)
  • Lycopersicon esculentum (LEL)
  • Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (PTA) 
  • Wisteria floribunda (WFA, WFL)
  • Cicer arietinum (CPA)
  • Maackia amurensis (MAA)
  • Sambucus nigra (SNA, EBL)