Basic & Clinical Medicine ›› 2020, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (3): 399-402.

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Research advances on biological functions of galectin-7

WANG Ran-ran, JIANG Shuang-quan, LI Shou-qiang, YU Dan-dan, LENG Xiao-ping*   

  1. Department of Ultrasonography,the Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150081,China
  • Received:2019-05-05 Revised:2019-11-05 Online:2020-03-05 Published:2020-03-02
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Abstract: Galectins construct a family of animal lectins for β-galactosides, which are widely distributed from living nematodes to mammals and other living organisms,participating in various biological processes, such as cell-cell adhesion, growth regulation and immune response.Galectin-7, one of the most important member of the family is closely related to the differentiation and maturation of epithelial tissues, the proliferation of injured epidermis, the development of tumors and the immunity of body.

Key words: galectin-7, re-epithelialization, apoptosis, immunology

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