MA1-940 detects galectin-3 from human, mouse and rat tissues.
MA1-940 has been successfully used in Western blot, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, immunocytochemistry and ELISA procedures. By Western blot, this antibody detects an ~30 kDa protein representing galectin-3 from Jurkat cells transfected with human galectin-3. Immunohistochemical staining of galectin-3 in rat olfactory bulb with MA1-940 yields a pattern consistent with nuclear and plasma membrane staining. This antibody is not suitable for mouse NIH-3T3 in Western blot analysis. This antibody also detects a non-specific band in Hela cell lysates at ~21 kDa.
MA1-940 antigen is full length recombinant human galectin-3. The epitope for this antibody has been mapped to the first 58 amino acids of galectin-3.
Galectin-3 is a member of the galectin family. The protein is compose of three domains: a small amino-terminal domain, a carboxyl-terminal carbohydrate recognition domain (CRD) and amino-terminal domain containing repeating elements. Galectin-3 is normally distributed in epithelia of many organs and various inflammatory cells, including macrophages, as well as dendritic cells and Kupffer cells. The expression of this lectin is up-regulated during inflammation, cell proliferation, cell differentiation and through trans-activation by viral proteins. The expression is also affected by neoplastic transformation: up-regulated in certain types of lymphomas and thyroid carcinoma, while down-regulated in other types of malignancies, such as colon, breast, ovarian and uterine carcinomas.
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Protein Aliases: 35 kDa lectin; advanced glycation end-product receptor 3; BP (IgE Binding Protein); Carbohydrate-binding protein 35; CBP 35; CBP-30; epsilon BP; Gal-3; Galactose-specific lectin 3; Galactoside-binding protein; GALBP; Galectin-3; IgE binding protein; IgE-binding protein; L-29; L-31; L-34 galactoside-binding lectin; Laminin-binding protein; lectin galactoside-binding soluble 3 protein; Lectin L-29; lectin, galactose binding, soluble 3; lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 3; Mac-2; MAC-2 antigen
Gene Aliases: AGE-R3; CBP30; CBP35; gal-3; GAL3; GALBP; GALIG; GBP; L-34; L31; LGALS2; LGALS3; Mac-2; MAC2