Gene Symbol: LGALS3
Description: galectin 3
Okumu L, Fair T, Szekeres Bartho J, O Doherty A, Crowe M, Roche J, et al
. Endometrial expression of progesterone-induced blocking factor and galectins-1, -3, -9, and -3 binding protein in the luteal phase and early pregnancy in cattle. Physiol Genomics. 2011;43:903-10 pubmed publisher
..On day 16, expression increased only in the pregnant heifers (P < 0.0001). LGALS1 and LGALS3 decreased on day 7 (P < 0.0001) and remained low until day 16...
Hashiba K, Sano M, Nio Kobayashi J, Hojo T, Skarzynski D, Okuda K. Galectin-3 contributes to luteolysis by binding to Beta 1 integrin in the bovine corpus luteum. Biol Reprod. 2014;91:2 pubmed publisher
..The overall findings suggest that the secreted galectin-3 stimulated by PGF plays a role in structural luteolysis by binding to beta 1 integrin. ..