Galectins and cancer.

  title={Galectins and cancer.},
  author={Andr{\'e} Danguy and Isabelle Camby and R{\'o}bert Kiss},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={1572 2-3},
The galectins are a family of proteins that are distributed widely in all living organisms. All of them share galactose-specificity. At present, 14 members of the family are characterized in mammals. The galectins have been implicated in many essential functions including development, differentiation, cell-cell adhesion, cell-matrix interaction, growth regulation, apoptosis, RNA splicing, and tumor metastasis. Although efforts have mostly focused on the possible function of galectins in tumor… CONTINUE READING

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