Discovery and characterization of an epithelial-specific galectin in the endometrium that forms crystals in the trophectoderm.

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Secretions of the uterus support survival and growth of the conceptus (embryo/fetus and associated membranes) during pregnancy. Galectin-15, also known as OVGAL11 and a previously uncharacterized member of the galectin family of secreted beta-galactoside lectins containing a conserved carbohydrate recognition domain and a separate putative integrin binding… (More)

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