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; beta-galactosides-binding lectin; Carbohydrate-binding protein 35; CBP 35; CBP35; epsilon BP; Gal-3; GAL3; Galactose-specific lectin 3; Galactoside-binding protein; GALBP; Galectin-3; GALIG; IgE binding protein; IgE-binding protein; L-31; L-34 galactoside-binding lectin; L31; Laminin-binding protein; lectin galactoside-binding soluble 3 protein; Lectin L-29; lectin, galactose binding, soluble 3; lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 3; lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 3 (galectin 3); LGALS2; MAC-2 antigen; MAC2
Gene Aliases: AGE-R3; CBP 35; CBP30; CBP35; Gal-3; GAL3; GALBP; Galectin-3; GALIG; GBP; L-34; L31; LGALS2; LGALS3; Mac-2; MAC2