Agent Name

Phytohemagglutinin

CAS Number

9008-97-3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Fitohemaglutynina [Polish]; PHA; Phytohaemagglutinin; Phytohemaglutinins; Pigeon pea phytohemagglutinin; Agglutinins and Lectins, phytohemagglutinins; [ChemIDplus] Lectin form Phaseolus vulgaris; Red kidney bean Agglutinin; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Plant Toxins

Description

Powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Phytohaemagglutinin (PHA, or phytohemagglutinin) is a lectin found in plants, especially legumes. PHA actually consists of two closely related proteins, called leucoagglutinin (PHA-L) and PHA-E. The letters E and L indicate these proteins agglutinate Erythrocytes and Leukocytes." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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