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Galectin-3

Analyte: Galectin-3

Specimen Type: Serum, Inquire for additional option(s)

Optimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Stability:

2-8°C -20°C -70°C
1 day 12 months 12 months

Reporting units: ng/mL

Method: ELISA

Biological or Clinical Significance:

Galectin-3 is a structurally unique member of a family of beta-galactosidase-binding lectins.  Expression of galectin-3 has been associated with the epithelium and inflammatory cells including macrophages, neutrophils and mast cells.  Galectin-3 has been implicated in a variety of biological processes important in heart failure, including myofibroblast proliferation, fibrogenensis, tissue repair, cardiac remodeling and inflammation.

Principle of Test Method:

The galectin-3 assay and enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) designed to quantitatively measure galectin-3 in serum or plasma.

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