Human Galectin-4 ELISA Kit - 1 Kit (96 Wells)Our Human Galectin-4 ELISA Kit is a sandwich ELISA intended for the quantitative determination of human Galectin-4 in cell culture supernates, serum and plasma (heparin, EDTA).
Galectin-4, also known as LGALS4 or GAL4, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the LGALS4 gene. It is mapped to 19q13.2. Galectins are a family of animal lectins defined by an affinity for beta-galactoside-containing saccharides and by shared sequence elements. Galectin-4 is expressed as a 38-kD protein in the human colon adenocarcinoma T84 cell line. Galectin-4 is an S-type lectin that is strongly underexpressed in colorectal cancer, and this gene plays a role in cell adhesion. It has been found that decreased Galectin-4 expression occurs early in colorectal carcinogenesis.