7. Galectins and their Role in Various Biological Processes

  1. Binghe Wang2 and
  2. Geert-Jan Boons3
  1. Sarika Saraswati,
  2. Ashley Stanley Block and
  3. Alan B. Diekman

Published Online: 7 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118017586.ch7

Carbohydrate Recognition: Biological Problems, Methods, and Applications

Carbohydrate Recognition: Biological Problems, Methods, and Applications

How to Cite

Saraswati, S., Block, A. S. and Diekman, A. B. (2011) Galectins and their Role in Various Biological Processes, in Carbohydrate Recognition: Biological Problems, Methods, and Applications (eds B. Wang and G.-J. Boons), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118017586.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Chemistry and Center for Biotechnology and Drug Design, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

  2. 3

    University of Georgia, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 22 AUG 2011

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Drug Discovery and Development

Book Series Editors:

  1. Binghe Wang

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry and Center for Biotechnology and Drug Design, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470592076

Online ISBN: 9781118017586

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Keywords:

  • galectins, biological processes - S-type lectins, carbohydrate recognition domain (CRD), β-galactoside binding activity;
  • galectins in biological processes - galectin-1, suppressive effects on immune system;
  • galectins, β-galactoside binding proteins - high sequence homology, in CRD domain

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Structure

  • Expression and Tissue Distribution

  • Nuclear Translocation and Secretion

  • Roles in Biological Processes

  • Summary

  • References