Ulex europaeus I agglutinin (UEA1)

This is a lectin produced by the gorse plant. It recognises the Fuc-alpha-1-2-Gal linkage in fucosylated oligosaccharides. UEA1 binds the H blood group antigen, CEA and a fucosylated protein on endothelium. Its use in immunohistochemistry requires either biotinylation of the lectin or the use of a biotinylated anti-Ulex antibody.



Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry edited by Professor D. J. Dabbs, page 71

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