Published in Blood Weekly, April 16th, 2009
Galectins are a unique class of proteins with a relatively high affinity for specific carbohydrate compounds. Upon the tight specific binding between carbohydrate and protein, galectins display certain profound biological effects. Galectins were first described in 1994 and to date, 15 members have been identified. Accruing evidence indicates that galectins are important immunoregulatory mediators and research in the role of galectins in health...
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