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Purified Mouse Anti-Human Galectin-3
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BD Pharmingen™
Human (QC Testing)
Mouse BALB/c IgG1, κ
Recombinant Human Galectin-3
Intracellular staining (flow cytometry) (Routinely Tested), Immunohistochemistry-formalin (antigen retrieval required) (Tested During Development)
0.5 mg/ml
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.

Preparation And Storage

The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. Store undiluted at 4°C.

Recommended Assay Procedures

We recommend using Cytofix/Cytoperm Cat. No. 554714 to fix and permeabilize cells.

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  3. Caution: Sodium azide yields highly toxic hydrazoic acid under acidic conditions. Dilute azide compounds in running water before discarding to avoid accumulation of potentially explosive deposits in plumbing.
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Antibody Details
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The B2C10 monoclonal antibody specifically recognizes Galectin-3 (GAL3/Gal-3) which is also known as, IgE-binding protein (εBP/IgEBP), Carbohydrate-binding protein 35 (CBP35), Galactoside-binding protein (GALBP), or  MAC-2. Galectin-3 is a 30 kDa protein that is encoded by LGALS3 (lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 3) and belongs to the galactoside-binding lectins family. It is expressed by a variety of cell types including monocytes/macrophages, dendritic cells, some activated lymphocytes, fibroblasts, epithelial cells, and tumor cells. Galectin-3 has diverse functions and is involved in the induction and regulation of immune responses, inflammation, cell adhesion, chemotaxis, apoptosis, angiogenesis, and fibrosis. Galectin-3 can be differentially expressed in the nucleus, cytoplasm, and surface of cells and can be secreted. Galectin-3 levels can be markedly elevated in the nuclei of proliferating cells suggesting that it may play a role in cell growth regulation. Nuclear galectin-3 has been associated with gene expression and pre-mRNA splicing. Cell surface Galectin-3 reportedly serves as a non-integrin, laminin-binding protein, suggesting its role in cell adhesion to basement membranes. The B2C10 antibody is suitable for immunohistochemical staining of paraffin-embedded tissue sections. The B2C10 antibody reportedly crossreacts with mouse Galectin-3.

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Tissue culture supernatant is purified by either protein A/G or affinity purification methods. Both methods yield antibody in solution that is free of most other soluble proteins, lipids, etc. This format provides pure antibody that is suitable for a number of downstream applications including: secondary labeling for flow cytometry or microscopy, ELISA, Western blot, etc.
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Citations & References
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Development References (4)

  1. Cherayil BJ, Weiner SJ, Pillai S. The Mac-2 antigen is a galactose-specific lectin that binds IgE. J Exp Med. 1989; 170(6):1959-1972. (Biology). View Reference
  2. Cortegano I, del Pozo V, Cárdaba B, et al. Galectin-3 down-regulates IL-5 gene expression on different cell types. J Immunol. 1998; 161(1):385-389. (Biology). View Reference
  3. Liu FT, Hsu DK, Zuberi RI, et al. Modulation of functional properties of galectin-3 by monoclonal antibodies binding to the non-lectin domains.. Biochemistry. 1996; 35(19):6073-9. (Biology). View Reference
  4. Mey A, Leffler H, Hmama Z, Normier G, Revillard JP. The animal lectin galectin-3 interacts with bacterial lipopolysaccharides via two independent sites. J Immunol. 1996; 156(4):1572-1577. (Biology). View Reference
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