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Galectins

A class of animal lectins that bind specifically to beta-galactoside in a calcium-independent manner. Members of this class are distiguished from other lectins by the presence of a conserved carbohydrate recognition domain. The majority of proteins in this class bind to sugar molecules in a sulfhydryl-dependent manner and are often referred to as S-type lectins, however this property is not required for membership in this class.

Year introduced: 2003

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.503.307

MeSH Unique ID: D037161

Entry Terms:

  • beta-Galactoside Binding Lectin
  • Binding Lectin, beta-Galactoside
  • Lectin, beta-Galactoside Binding
  • beta Galactoside Binding Lectin
  • D-Galactoside-Binding Lectin
  • D Galactoside Binding Lectin
  • Lectin, D-Galactoside-Binding
  • S-Type Lectins
  • S Type Lectins
  • Galaptins
  • Galectin
  • Lectins, S-Type
  • Lectins, S Type
  • S-Type Lectin
  • Lectin, S-Type
  • S Type Lectin
  • beta-D-Galactosyl-Specific Lectin
  • Lectin, beta-D-Galactosyl-Specific
  • beta D Galactosyl Specific Lectin
  • Galactose-Binding Lectin
  • Galactose Binding Lectin
  • Lectin, Galactose-Binding
  • beta-D-Gal(1-3)D-GalNAc Specific Lectins

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