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Homo sapiens :
Galectin XII

Molecular structure of
:Galectin XII

Homo sapiens

Lecster ID:315 Edit Entry
Source Organism:
Species:Homo sapiens
Common Nomenclature:Galectin XII
Class:S-lectin or galectin
Index Nomenclature:GLTh.Hom.Sap.xx.Xxxx
Characterization Notes:galectin XII contains two domains that are homologous to the galectin CRD. The N-terminal domain contains all the sequence elements predicted to form the two b-sheets found in other galectins, as well as conserved carbohydrate -interacting residues. The C-terminal domain shows considerable divergence from the consensus sequence and many of these conserved residues are not present. Nevertheless, the protein has lactose-binding activity, most likely due to the contribution of the N-terminal domain.
Biological Activity:Ectopic expression of galectin-12 in cancer cells causes cell cycle arrest at the G1 phase and cell growth suppression. See: J Biol Chem 2001 Mar 30
Source Tissue:
Specificity:beta-galactoside sugars

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