Galectin-3 expression is induced in cirrhotic liver and hepatocellular carcinoma.

Abstract

Galectins are a family of beta-galactoside-binding animal lectins. In particular, a widely studied member galectin-3, previously designated as epsilonBP, CBP35, Mac-2, L-29 and L-34, has been associated with assorted processes such as cell growth, tumor transformation and metastasis. Galectin-3 is expressed in various tissues and organs but is significantly… (More)

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