Lectenz® are a novel class of lectin-like, enzyme-derived glycan-targeting affinity reagents engineered by computationally-guided directed evolution. The reagents are highly purified recombinant proteins, each designed to bind a specific glycan structure, and have advantages over naturally occurring lectins in rapid detection and enrichment of glycoconjugates.
SiaFind™ Pan-Specific Lectenz® Kits (Cat #SK0501 and SK0501B) contain a sialic acid affinity reagent for the detection, separation, or enrichment of sialoglycans terminating in Siaα2,3Gal, Siaα2,6Gal, and Siaα2,8Sia commonly found in glycoconjugates (glycoproteins, glycolipids, and oligo- or polysaccharides). It has high affinity and specificity towards sialoglycans in a linkage independent manner (pan-specific). Each kit also includes a 5X binding buffer to ensure maximum reagent specificity and ease of use.