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Galectin-3 (LGALS3) (Thyroid Cell Marker) Antibody [LGALS3/7145]

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Catalog Number Formulation Size Price
Purified Ab with BSA and Azide at 200ug/ml
Purified Ab with BSA and Azide at 200ug/ml
Purified Ab WITHOUT BSA and Azide at 1.0mg/ml
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Applications & Dilutions

Applications Tested Dillution Protocol Note
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
30 min at RT. Staining of formalin-fixed tissues requires heating tissue sections in 10mM Tris with 1mM EDTA, pH 9.0, for 45 min at 95°C followed by cooling at RT for 20 minutes
Western Blot (WB)


Galectin-3 is a member of the beta-galactosidase-binding lectin family. It is associated with cell growth, adhesion, inflammation, mRNA processing, and apoptosis. Aberrant expression of Galectin-3 is related to malignant transformation and metastasis in carcinomas of the breast, colon and thyroid. Galectin-3 reactivity can be seen in the nucleus of neutrophils, vascular endothelium, carcinomas of the colon, breast, and thyroid. Galectin-3 may be useful in the differentiation of benign and malignant thyroid neoplasms. Galectin-3 may also be useful in the identification of certain liver disorders.

Product Properties & Targets

Antibody Type
Species Reactivity
Isotype / Light Chain
IgG2b / Lambda
Cellular Localization
Gene Name
Positive Control
Human papillary thyroid carcinoma tissue. MCF-7 cells.
Recombinant fragment (around aa1-250) of human LGALS3 protein (exact sequence is proprietary)
Alternate Names
Galectin-3, 35 kDa lectin, Carbohydrate-binding protein 35, Galactose-specific lectin 3, Galactoside-binding protein, IgE-binding protein, L-31, Laminin-binding protein, Lectin L-29, Mac-2 antigen

Database Links

Entrez Gene ID

Additional Information

Chromosome Location
Mol. Weight of Antigen


  • Galactose-specific lectin which binds IgE. May mediate with the alpha-3, beta-1 integrin the stimulation by CSPG4 of endothelial cells migration. Together with DMBT1, required for terminal differentiation of columnar epithelial cells during early embryogenesis (By similarity). In the nucleus: acts as a pre-mRNA splicing factor. Involved in acute inflammatory responses including neutrophil activation and adhesion, chemoattraction of monocytes macrophages, opsonization of apoptotic neutrophils, and activation of mast cells. Together with TRIM16, coordinates the recognition of membrane damage with mobilization of the core autophagy regulators ATG16L1 and BECN1 in response to damaged endomembranes.

Key References

  • Song, L., et.al. (2014). Galectin-3 in cancer. Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry, 431, 185–191. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cca.2014.01.019
  • Yakubovich, E., et.al. (2023). Mesenchymal ovarian cancer cells promote CD8+ T cell exhaustion through the LGALS3-LAG3 axis. NPJ systems biology and applications, 9(1), 61. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41540-023-00322-4

Storage & Stability

Antibody with azide - store at 2 to 8°C. Antibody without azide - store at -20 to -80°C.Antibody is stable for 24 months. Non-hazardous. No MSDS required.


This antibody is available for research use only and is not approved for use in diagnosis.

Supplied as

200ug/ml of Ab purified from Bioreactor Concentrate by Protein A/G. Prepared in 10mM PBS with 0.05% BSA & 0.05% azide. Also available WITHOUT BSA & azide at 1.0mg/ml.


There are no warranties, expressed or implied, which extend beyond this description. Company is not liable for any personal injury or economic loss resulting from this product.


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