Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.1.1)
Predicted to enable galactoside binding activity. Involved in positive regulation of inflammatory response. Predicted to be part of galectin complex. Predicted to be active in cytoplasm. Is expressed in yolk sac endoderm. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in myocardial infarction. Orthologous to human LGALS2 (galectin 2).