0.5X PBS, pH 7.2.
Reconstitute in water to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/ml. This solution can then be diluted into other aqueous buffers and stored at 4ºC for 1 week or –20ºC for future use.
Purity was assessed by SDS-PAGE (≥98%) and by HPLC.
For laboratory use only. Not for any clinical, therapeutic, or diagnostic use in humans or animals. Not for animal or human consumption.
Lectins are carbohydrate binding proteins that interact with glycoprotein and glycolipids on the surface of animal cells. The Galectins are lectins that recognize and interact with beta-galactoside moieties. Galactin-3 regulates a number of biological processes, including embryogenesis, inflammatory responses, cell progression and metastasis. Galectin-3 can function intraCellularly in controlling cell cycle and preventing T-cell apoptosis, and also extraCellularly, in activating various cells, including monocytes/macrophages, mast cells, neutrophils, and lymphocytes. Recombinant Galectin-3 is a globular 26.0 kDa protein containing 250 amino acid residues, but no disulfide bonds.