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Aliases for LGALS13 Gene

Aliases for LGALS13 Gene

  • Galectin 13 2 3 5
  • Lectin, Galactoside-Binding, Soluble, 13 2 3
  • Placental Tissue Protein 13 3 4
  • Placental Protein 13 3 4
  • Gal-13 3 4
  • PLAC8 3 4
  • PP13 3 4
  • Galactoside-Binding Soluble Lectin 13 3
  • Beta-Galactoside-Binding Lectin 3
  • Galectin-13 4
  • GAL13 3

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LGALS13 Gene

  • GC19P044786
  • GC19P044787
  • GC19P040093
  • GC19P036539

Summaries for LGALS13 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for LGALS13 Gene

  • Lysophospholipases are enzymes that act on biological membranes to regulate the multifunctional lysophospholipids. The protein encoded by this gene has lysophospholipase activity. It is composed of two identical subunits which are held together by disulfide bonds. This protein has structural similarity to several members of the beta-galactoside-binding S-type lectin family. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

GeneCards Summary for LGALS13 Gene

LGALS13 (Galectin 13) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with LGALS13 include Severe Pre-Eclampsia and Preeclampsia/Eclampsia 1. Among its related pathways are Integrated Breast Cancer Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include carbohydrate binding and lysophospholipase activity. An important paralog of this gene is LGALS16.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for LGALS13 Gene

  • Binds beta-galactoside and lactose. Strong inducer of T-cell apoptosis.

Gene Wiki entry for LGALS13 Gene

No data available for Tocris Summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for LGALS13 Gene

Genomics for LGALS13 Gene

Regulatory Elements for LGALS13 Gene

Enhancers around LGALS13 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Genomic Location for LGALS13 Gene

39,602,359 bp from pter
39,607,476 bp from pter
5,118 bases
Plus strand

Genomic View for LGALS13 Gene

Genes around LGALS13 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
LGALS13 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for LGALS13 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for LGALS13 Gene

Proteins for LGALS13 Gene

  • Protein details for LGALS13 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Galactoside-binding soluble lectin 13
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • C5HZ15

    Protein attributes for LGALS13 Gene

    139 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    16119 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Homodimer; disulfide-linked.

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for LGALS13 Gene

neXtProt entry for LGALS13 Gene

Post-translational modifications for LGALS13 Gene

No Post-translational modifications

Other Protein References for LGALS13 Gene

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for LGALS13 Gene

Domains & Families for LGALS13 Gene

Gene Families for LGALS13 Gene

Protein Domains for LGALS13 Gene

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for LGALS13 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • Contains 1 galectin domain.
  • Contains 1 galectin domain.
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Function for LGALS13 Gene

Molecular function for LGALS13 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Binds beta-galactoside and lactose. Strong inducer of T-cell apoptosis.

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for LGALS13 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004622 lysophospholipase activity IEA --
GO:0005515 protein binding IPI 23088713
GO:0030246 carbohydrate binding IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with LGALS13: view

Phenotypes for LGALS13 Gene

GenomeRNAi human phenotypes for LGALS13:
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with LGALS13: view

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Human Phenotype Ontology , Animal Models , miRNA , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for LGALS13 Gene

Localization for LGALS13 Gene

Subcellular locations from

Jensen Localization Image for LGALS13 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for LGALS13 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 4
cytosol 1
mitochondrion 1
nucleus 1

No data available for Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for LGALS13 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for LGALS13 Gene

SuperPathways for LGALS13 Gene

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Pathways by source for LGALS13 Gene

1 BioSystems pathway for LGALS13 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for LGALS13 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006644 phospholipid metabolic process TAS 10527825
GO:0006915 apoptotic process IEA --
GO:0070234 positive regulation of T cell apoptotic process IEA --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with LGALS13: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for LGALS13 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for LGALS13 Gene

(8) Drugs for LGALS13 Gene - From: HMDB and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Water Approved Pharma 0
Choline alfoscerate Experimental Pharma 0
MYRISTIC ACID Experimental Pharma 0
Palmitic Acid Experimental Pharma Full agonist, Agonist 22
Stearic acid Experimental Pharma 0

(5) Additional Compounds for LGALS13 Gene - From: Novoseek and HMDB

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
Arachidic acid
  • Arachate
  • Arachic acid
  • Arachidate
  • Arachidic acid
  • Eicosanoate
Heptadecanoic acid
  • Heptadecanoate
  • Heptadecanoic acid
  • Margarate
  • Margaric acid
  • Margarinate
Heptadecanoyl CoA
  • Heptadecanoate
  • Heptadecanoic acid
  • Heptadecanoic acid coa
  • Heptadecanoyl coenzyme A
  • Heptadecanoyl-coA
Pentadecanoic acid
  • N-Pentadecanoate
  • N-Pentadecanoic acid
  • N-Pentadecylate
  • N-Pentadecylic acid
  • Pentadecanoate
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Transcripts for LGALS13 Gene

Unigene Clusters for LGALS13 Gene

Lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 13:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for LGALS13 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4
SP2: - -

Relevant External Links for LGALS13 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for LGALS13 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for LGALS13 Gene

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for LGALS13 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Testis (x15.5), Brain - Substantia nigra (x10.8), Brain - Cerebellum (x7.0), Brain - Cerebellar Hemisphere (x6.5), and Brain - Hypothalamus (x6.0).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for LGALS13 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Placenta (69.0).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for LGALS13 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for LGALS13 Gene

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of LGALS13 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for LGALS13 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for LGALS13 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Detected in adult and fetal spleen, fetal kidney, adult urinary bladder and placenta. Placental expression originates predominantly from the syncytiotrophoblast.
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with LGALS13: view

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No data available for mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery for LGALS13 Gene

Orthologs for LGALS13 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of mammals.

Orthologs for LGALS13 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia LGALS13 34 35
  • 96.88 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia -- 35
  • 43 (a)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia -- 35
  • 38 (a)
Species where no ortholog for LGALS13 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • chicken (Gallus gallus)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • dog (Canis familiaris)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • lizard (Anolis carolinensis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • mouse (Mus musculus)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rat (Rattus norvegicus)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)
  • worm (Caenorhabditis elegans)
  • zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Evolution for LGALS13 Gene

Gene Tree for LGALS13 (if available)
Gene Tree for LGALS13 (if available)

Paralogs for LGALS13 Gene

Paralogs for LGALS13 Gene

(11) SIMAP similar genes for LGALS13 Gene using alignment to 3 proteins:

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Variants for LGALS13 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for LGALS13 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 19 pos Sequence Context AA Info Type
rs1014206 -- 39,603,888(+) TAGTC(A/G)TCATA intron-variant
rs10409099 -- 39,601,061(+) aaagt(A/G)aggat upstream-variant-2KB
rs10426654 -- 39,604,831(+) AGGCA(C/T)GAGAC intron-variant
rs111419924 -- 39,604,408(+) CTGGC(C/T)CCTGA intron-variant
rs111813323 -- 39,601,337(+) CCATC(A/C)CTGGG upstream-variant-2KB

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for LGALS13 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv2718554 CNV deletion 23290073
esv34120 CNV loss 18971310
nsv2481 CNV insertion 18451855
nsv579509 CNV gain 21841781

Variation tolerance for LGALS13 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 83.2% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 1.63; 31.28% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for LGALS13 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for LGALS13 Gene

Disorders for LGALS13 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(6) MalaCards diseases for LGALS13 Gene - From: DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
severe pre-eclampsia
  • antepartum severe pre-eclampsia
preeclampsia/eclampsia 1
  • preeclampsia
patau syndrome
  • d1 trisomy
  • eclampsia in puerperium
hellp syndrome
  • syndrome of haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards

Relevant External Links for LGALS13

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with LGALS13: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for LGALS13 Gene

Publications for LGALS13 Gene

  1. Isolation and sequence analysis of a cDNA encoding human placental tissue protein 13 (PP13), a new lysophospholipase, homologue of human eosinophil Charcot-Leyden crystal protein. (PMID: 10527825) Than N.G. … Bohn H. (Placenta 1999) 2 3 4 22 64
  2. A primate subfamily of galectins expressed at the maternal-fetal interface that promote immune cell death. (PMID: 19497882) Than N.G. … Wildman D.E. (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2009) 3 4 22 64
  3. A novel exonic variant (221delT) in the LGALS13 gene encoding placental protein 13 (PP13) is associated with preterm labour in a low risk population. (PMID: 19818512) Gebhardt S. … Hillermann R. (J. Reprod. Immunol. 2009) 3 22 46 64
  4. Homology modelling and molecular dynamics studies of human placental tissue protein 13 (galectin-13). (PMID: 11742106) Visegrady B. … Bohn H. (Protein Eng. 2001) 3 4 22 64
  5. Purification and characterization of two new soluble placental tissue proteins (PP13 and PP17). (PMID: 6856484) Bohn H. … Winckler W. (Oncodev. Biol. Med. 1983) 2 3 4 64

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