Anti-Ricin Single Domain Antibody (NAB-LXY0007)
|Recombinant Anti-Ricinus communis Ricin Single Domain Antibody
- The details of the immunogen for this antibody are not available.
- Species Reactivity
- Ricinus communis
- Specific Activity
- Tested positive against native human antigen.
- Store at -20°C for long-term storage. Store at 2-8°C for up to one month. Avoid freeze/thaw cycles.
- Ricin is a toxalbumin that may be extracted from the castor bean (Ricinus communis). Ricin may cause allergic reactions and is toxic, though the severity depends on the route of exposure.
- Antigen Description
- Ricin is a highly toxic, naturally occurring lectin (a carbohydrate-binding protein) produced in the seeds of the castor oil plant, Ricinus communis. A dose of purified ricin powder the size of a few grains of table salt can kill an adult human. The median lethal dose (LD50) of ricin is around 22 micrograms per kilogram of body weight (1.78 mg for an average adult, around 1⁄228 of a standard aspirin tablet/0.4 g gross) in humans if exposure is from injection or inhalation. Oral exposure to ricin is far less toxic, and an estimated lethal dose in humans is approximately 1 milligram per kilogram.
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