Aliases for LGALS12 Gene
External Ids for LGALS12 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LGALS12 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the galectin superfamily, a group of beta-galactoside-binding proteins with conserved carbohydrate recognition domains. The related mouse protein is a primary regulator of the early stages of adipose tissue development. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been described. [provided by RefSeq, May 2010]
GeneCards Summary for LGALS12 Gene
LGALS12 (Galectin 12) is a Protein Coding gene. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include carbohydrate binding and lactose binding. An important paralog of this gene is LGALS9B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for LGALS12 Gene
Binds lactose. May participate in the apoptosis of adipocytes.