The galectins are a family of beta-galactoside-binding proteins implicated in modulating cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. Differential and in situ hybridization studies indicate that this lectin is specifically expressed in keratinocytes and found mainly in stratified squamous epithelium. A duplicate copy of this gene (GeneID:653499) is found adjacent to, but on the opposite strand on chromosome 19.
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Protein Aliases: Gal-7; Galectin-7; galectin-7B; HKL-14; keratinocyte lectin 14; lectin galactoside-binding soluble 7; lectin, galactoside binding soluble 7; lectin, galactoside binding soluble 7B; lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 7; lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 7B; p53-induced gene 1 protein; p53-induced protein 1; PI7
Gene Aliases: Gal-7; GAL7; HKL-14; LGALS7; LGALS7A; LGALS7B; PI7; PIG1
UniProt ID: (Human) P47929
Molecular Function: extracellular matrix protein