Agent Name

Hemocyanin

CAS Number

9013-72-3

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Hemocyanins; [ChemIDplus] Hemocyanin Megathura crenulata (keyhole limpet); KLH; Keyhole limpet hemocyanin; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Proteins

Description

Powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Hemocyanins are oxygen carrying copper proteins in arthropods and mollusks; Keyhole-limpet hemocyanin (KLH) is used as an experimental animal antigen; [Merck Index] "Hemocyanins (also spelled haemocyanins) are proteins that transport oxygen throughout the bodies of some invertebrate animals." [Wikipedia]

Comments

Causes changes in blood serum composition and increased cellular and humoral immune responses in repeated-dose subcutaneous studies of rats; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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