Concanavalin A

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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.