Lyophilized, purified LALF-peptide from limulus anti-LPS factor protein in PBS. The exact peptide amount is indicated on the label. Reconstitute the vial by injection of sterile, endotoxin free phosphat buffered saline.
2-8°C short term, -20°C long term
The Atlantic horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, is a marine chelicerate arthropod. Despite its name, it is more closely related to spiders, ticks, and scorpions than to crabs. Horseshoe crabs are most commonly found in the Gulf of Mexico and along the northern Atlantic coast of North America. A main area of annual migration is Delaware Bay, although stray individuals are occasionally found in Europe.The other three species in the family Limulidae are also called horseshoe crabs. The Japanese horseshoe crab (Tachypleus tridentatus) is found in the Seto Inland Sea, and is considered an endangered species because of loss of habitat. Two other species occur along the east coast of India: Tachypleus gigas and Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda. All four are quite similar in form and behavior.
The name of "Limulus" is derived from a scientific name of the horseshoe crab; Limulus polyphemus.Four species of horseshoe crabs exist in limited regions of the world. The hemolymph amebocyte is thecirculating blood cell of the horseshoe crab.
Limulus anti-LPS factor; LALF; L. polyphemus; Limulus; Limulidae; Xiphosura; Merostomata; Limulus polyphemus; Atlantic horseshoe crab; LALF; Limulus anti-LPS factor