New Assays to Detect Disseminated Fungal Infections
...r of medically important fungi such as Candida , Aspergillus , Fusarium, Acremonium, and Saccharomyces . The molecular basis for the test is the limulus
(horseshoe crab) coagulation cascade, which glucan readily activates. Fungitell is prepared from lysed amebocytes (crab blood cells), which are treat...
Limulus in Biological Technology
Endotoxins and their Relevance in R&D ApplicationsLPS Detection & Removal Methods
...s that seem pyrogenic do cause fever in
rabbits. In the LAL test (Ph. Eur. 2002, 2.6.14) a special property of
the haemolymph of limulus
polyphernus is used: in the presence of LPS
it starts to coagulate.
The following LAL test methods were developed meanwhile:
A Unique Dimension in Biological Purity
...urbidimetric LAL-Test. LAL is the abbreviation for limulus
Lysate. This lysate of blood cells from limulus
crab) reacts very s...
North American horseshoe crab limulus
Limulus in other areas