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lgals9

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Official Full Name
lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 9
Background
The galectins are a family of beta-galactoside-binding proteins implicated in modulating cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. The protein encoded by this gene is an S-type lectin. It is overexpressed in Hodgkins disease tissue and might participate in the interaction between the H&RS cells with their surrounding cells and might thus play a role in the pathogenesis of this disease and/or its associated immunodeficiency. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found for this gene.
Synonyms
LGALS9; lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 9; galectin-9; galectin 9; LGALS9A; Ecalectin; Gal-9; galectin9; HOM HD 21; HOM-HD-21; HOMHD21; HUAT; Lectin galactoside binding soluble 9; Lectin galactoside-binding soluble 9; LEG9_HUMAN; LGAL S9; LGALS 9; MGC117375; MGC125973; MGC125974; Tumor antigen HOM-HD-21; Urate transporter/channel protein