|SMART accession number:||SM00908
||Animal lectins display a wide variety of architectures. They are classified according to the carbohydrate-recognition domain (CRD) of which there are two main types, S-type and C-type. Galectins (previously S-lectins) bind exclusively beta-galactosides like lactose. They do not require metal ions for activity. Galectins are found predominantly, but not exclusively in mammals (PUBMED:8124704). Their function is unclear. They are developmentally regulated and may be involved in differentiation, cellular regulation and tissue construction.|
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Gal-bind_lectin domains in 791 proteins in SMART's nrdb database.
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