These antibodies to lectins are produced by immunizing goats
with pure lectins. Following conventional purification steps,
specific antibody is isolated by affinity chromatography on
lectin-agarose columns. Each anti-lectin is supplied lyophilized
in buffered saline.
These highly purified specific antibodies provide excellent
intermediate reagents for localizing lectin receptors in tissues
and on cells or following lectin transport in neuronal tracing.
Biotinylated anti-lectins are optimally labeled with biotin. They
can be used as intermediates to localize lectin receptors in
tissues or on cells, or to follow lectin migration in neuronal
transport. In some applications, biotinylated anti-lectins used
in conjunction with unlabeled lectins may provide greater
sensitivity than using biotinylated lectins alone.