Galectins in regulation of apoptosis

Fu-Tong Liu, Ri Yao Yang, Jun Saegusa, Huan Yuan Chen, Daniel K. Hsu

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The term "galectins" was given in 1994 to a family of animal lectins that bind to β-galactosides and contain comparable sequences of amino acids in their genes and proteins [1]. At that time, there were just four identified members, but now 15 members have been described in mammals, with similar proteins found in various animal species, as well as in insects and plants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
ISSN (Print)00652598


  • Apoptosis
  • Galectins
  • Glycans
  • Signal transduction
  • T cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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