Aliases for LGALS4 Gene
External Ids for LGALS4 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LGALS4 Gene
The galectins are a family of beta-galactoside-binding proteins implicated in modulating cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. The expression of this gene is restricted to small intestine, colon, and rectum, and it is underexpressed in colorectal cancer. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for LGALS4 Gene
LGALS4 (Galectin 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with LGALS4 include Retinitis Pigmentosa 49 and Greig Cephalopolysyndactyly Syndrome. Among its related pathways are Cell adhesion_Cell-matrix glycoconjugates. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include carbohydrate binding. An important paralog of this gene is LGALS9.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for LGALS4 Gene
Galectin that binds lactose and a related range of sugars. May be involved in the assembly of adherens junctions.