Aliases for LGALS2 Gene
External Ids for LGALS2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LGALS2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a soluble beta-galactoside binding lectin. The encoded protein is found as a homodimer and can bind to lymphotoxin-alpha. A single nucleotide polymorphism in an intron of this gene can alter the transcriptional level of the protein, with a resultant increased risk of myocardial infarction. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for LGALS2 Gene
LGALS2 (Galectin 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with LGALS2 include Myocardial Infarction. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include carbohydrate binding and galactoside binding. An important paralog of this gene is LGALS1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for LGALS2 Gene
This protein binds beta-galactoside. Its physiological function is not yet known.