Description: The eBioM3/38 antibody reacts with mouse Galectin-3 (Mac-2). Galectins are a family of animal lectins which appear to exhibit a variety of biological functions. Galectin 3 (aka LGALS3, galactose-specific soluble lectin 3, Mac-2, L-29) is one of the more extensively studied members of this family and is a 30 kDa beta-galactoside-binding protein. Due to a C-terminal carbohydrate binding site, Galectin 3 is capable of binding IgE and mammalian cell surfaces only when homodimerized or homo-oligomerized. 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.
This monoclonal antibody eBioM3/38 crossreacts to human Galectin-3 (LGALS3).
Applications Reported: This eBioM3/38 (M3/38) antibody has been reported for use in flow cytometric analysis.
Applications Tested: This eBioM3/38 (M3/38) antibody has been tested by flow cytometric analysis of mouse thioglycolate-elicited peritoneal macrophages. This can be used at less than or equal to 0.06 µg per test. A test is defined as the amount (µg) of antibody that will stain a cell sample in a final volume of 100 µL. Cell number should be determined empirically but can range from 10^5 to 10^8 cells/test. It is recommended that the antibody be carefully titrated for optimal performance in the assay of interest.
Excitation: 488-561 nm; Emission: 578 nm; Laser: Blue Laser, Green Laser, Yellow-Green Laser.
Filtration: 0.2 µm post-manufacturing filtered.
Galactose-specific lectin which binds IgE. May mediate with the alpha-3, beta-1 integrin the stimulation by CSPG4 of endothelial cells migration. Together with DMBT1, required for terminal differentiation of columnar epithelial cells during early embryogenesis. In the nucleus: acts as a pre-mRNA splicing factor. Involved in acute inflammatory responses including neutrophil activation and adhesion, chemoattraction of monocytes macrophages, opsonization of apoptotic neutrophils, and activation of mast cells.
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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; Gal-3; Galactose-specific lectin 3; Galactoside-binding protein; GALBP; Galectin-3; IgE-binding protein; L-29; L-31; L-34 galactoside-binding lectin; Laminin-binding protein; Lectin L-29; lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 3; Mac-2; MAC-2 antigen
Gene Aliases: CBP35; GAL3; GALBP; GALIG; GBP; L-34; L31; LGALS2; LGALS3; Mac-2; MAC2
UniProt ID: (Human) P17931