Concanavalin A

(Redirected from Concanavalin a)



A glycoprotein lectin isolated from Canavalia ensiformis, commonly known as the jack bean.


This lectin has been shown to stimulate T-cell production and reacts with polyglucosans causing agglutination in the blood of mammals. Is used in affinity chromatography for isolation of sugars or glycoproteins.

Abbreviation: conA

See also: lectin, mitogen.

Retrieved from ""
First | Previous (Computers) | Next (Concanavalin a) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.