Maintenance of granulocyte numbers during acute peritonitis is defective in galectin-3-null mutant mice.

@article{Colnot1998MaintenanceOG,
  title={Maintenance of granulocyte numbers during acute peritonitis is defective in galectin-3-null mutant mice.},
  author={C{\'e}line Colnot and M A Ripoche and Genevi{\`e}ve Milon and Xavier Montagutelli and Paul R. Crocker and Françoise Poirier},
  journal={Immunology},
  year={1998},
  volume={94 3},
  pages={290-6}
}
Galectin-3, also known as the macrophage marker Mac-2, is a member of a family of structurally related animal lectins that exhibit specificity for beta-galactosides. In order to investigate the role of galectin-3 in acute inflammation, we have compared the number of leucocytes present in the peritoneal cavity of wild type and galectin-3 null mutant mice after intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of thioglycolate broth. At day 1 after injection, we found no difference in the recruitment of… CONTINUE READING