LPS-EB Biotin

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LPS-EB Biotin

TLR4 Agonist - Biotinylated ultrapure LPS from E. coli 0111:B4

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500 µg


Biotinylated LPS from Escherichia coli 0111:B4

LPS-EB Biotin is biotinylated ultrapure smooth lipopolysaccharide (sLPS) from the Gram-negative bacteria E. coli  0111:B4.

LPS is recognized by toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) which interacts with three different extracellular proteins: LPS binding protein (LBP), CD14, and, myeloid differentiation protein 2 (MD-2), to induce a signaling cascade leading to the activation of NF-κB and the production of proinflammatory cytokines [1, 2]. 

Most LPS preparations on the market are contaminated by other bacterial components, such as lipoproteins, thus activating TLR2 signaling as well as TLR4 signaling. The ultrapure preparation that InvivoGen provides only activates the TLR4 pathway.

In this product, biotin has been bound to LPS’s oxidized carbohydrates using biotin-LC-hydrazide as previously described [3]. The labeled ligand retains the biological activity of LPS. LPS‑EB Biotin can be used for the detection of LPS binding sites by cytometry or fluorescence microscopy.  


Key features of LPS-EB Biotin:

  • Highly specific and potent TLR4 agonist
  • Ultrapure grade of LPS that only activates TLR4
  • Each lot is functionally tested



1. Kuzmich, N.N. et al., 2017. TLR4 signaling pathway modulators as potential therapeutics in inflammation and sepsis. Vaccines (Basel) 5(4):34.
2. Hirschfeld M. et al., 2000. Cutting edge: repurification of lipopolysaccharide eliminates signaling through both human and murine toll-like receptor 2. J Immunol. 165(2):618-22.
3. Luk J.M. et al., 1995. Biotinylated lipopolysaccharide binds to endotoxin receptor in endothelial and monocytic cells. Anal Biochem 232:217.


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Intracellular detection of LPS-EB Biotin (flow cytometry)
Intracellular detection of LPS-EB Biotin (flow cytometry)

Intracellular detection of LPS-EB Biotin. RAW-Blue™ cells were incubated with LPS-EB Biotin for 16h - 24h. After, the cells were fixed and permeabilized, following the incubation with an Anti-Biotin-PE secondary antibody. The intracellular staining was analyzed by flow cytometry.

LPS-EB Biotin-dependent activation of TLR4
LPS-EB Biotin-dependent activation of TLR4

LPS-EB Biotin is a potent activator of human (h)TLR4. HEK-Blue™ hTLR2 and HEK-Blue™ hTLR4 cells were incubated with increasing concentrations of LPS-EB Biotin. After overnight incubation in HEK-Blue™ detection medium, a SEAP detection growth medium, the response of hTLR2 and hTLR4 was assessed by determining the presence of SEAP in the supernatant. Data are expressed as optical density at 630 nm (±SEM).

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Specificity: TLR4 agonist

Working Concentration: 10 ng - 10 μg/ml

Endotoxin Level:  ≥1 x 105 EU/mg (measurement with HEK-Blue™  LPS Detection Kit 2)

Quality Control

  • Activation of TLR4 by LPS-EB Biotin has been confirmed using a HEK-Blue™ TLR4 cellular assay.
  • Absence of bacterial contamination (e.g. lipoproteins) has been confirmed using a HEK-Blue™ TLR2 cellular assay.
  • Biotin coupling has been validated by flow cytometry.
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  • 500 μg biotinylated ultrapure E. coli O111:B4 LPS (LPS-EB Biotin)
  • 1.5 ml endotoxin-free water

room temperature LPS-EB Biotin is shipped at room temperature

store Stored at -20°C.

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Notification:  The catalog code of LPS-Biotin has been changed from "tlrl-3blps" to "tlrl-lpsbiot" to indicate a modification in the production process.

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