Galectin-3 inhibits cytokine-inducing activity of periodontopathic bacterial endotoxin in murine splenocytes


Galectins are a family of animal lectins involved in not only development and differentiation, but also immunoregulation and host–pathogen interactions. Galectin-3 interacts with lipopolysaccharides (LPS) from gram-negative bacteria such as Salmonella minnesota and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The present study investigated whether galectin-3 inhibited the… (More)