LGALS2

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LGALS2

(1) A gene on chromosome 22q13.1 that encodes a galectin family-type carbohydrate-binding protein, which is implicated in modulating cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, and may regulate apoptosis, cell proliferation and cell differentiation.
(2) This is also a retired HUGO symbol for what is now designated LGALS3, see there.
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Although less studied, Gal-2 has also been shown to play an important role in cardiovascular disease.
Transcripts for all other Gal family members (Gal-2, -4, -7, -9, -10, and 13), however, were found to be expressed at very low levels.