Galectin-3 in diabetic patients.

  title={Galectin-3 in diabetic patients.},
  author={Giuseppe Pugliese and Carla Iacobini and Carlo Ricci and Claudia Blasetti Fantauzzi and Stefano Menini},
  journal={Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine},
  volume={52 10},
Galectin-3 is a versatile molecule which exerts several and sometimes opposite functions in various pathophysiological processes. Recently, galectin-3 has gained attention as a powerful predictor of heart failure and mortality, thus becoming a useful prognostic marker in clinical practice. Moreover, though not specifically investigated in diabetic cohorts… CONTINUE READING