The protein encoded by this gene is a soluble beta-galactoside binding lectin. The encoded protein is found as a homodimer and can bind to lymphotoxin-alpha. A single nucleotide polymorphism in an intron of this gene can alter the transcriptional level of the protein, with a resultant increased risk of myocardial infarction.
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Protein Aliases: Beta-galactoside-binding lectin L-14-II; Gal-2; galectin 2; Galectin-2; HL14; Lactose-binding lectin 2; lectin galactoside-binding soluble 2 (galectin 2); lectin, galactoside binding soluble 2; lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 2; lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 2 (galectin 2); LEG2; S-Lac lectin 2
Gene Aliases: 2200008F12Rik; AI324147; HL14; LGALS2