Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have several functions, including IgE binding activity; advanced glycation end-product receptor activity; and signaling receptor binding activity. Involved in several processes, including negative regulation of T cell receptor signaling pathway; negative regulation of endocytosis; and negative regulation of lymphocyte activation. Localizes to several cellular components, including the external side of plasma membrane; glial cell projection; and immunological synapse. Used to study fatty liver disease. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in asthma. Is expressed in several structures, including cartilage; genitourinary system; respiratory system; skeleton; and skin. Orthologous to human LGALS3 (galectin 3).