LGALS9 produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 168 amino acids (1-148 a.a.) and having a molecular mass of 18.5 kDa.Galectin-9 is fused to 20 amino acid His-Tag at N-terminus and purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
LGLAS9 binds galactosides and has high affinity for the Forssman pentasaccharide. LGLAS9 participates in thymocyte-epithelial interactions relevant to the biology of the thymus and Inhibits cell proliferation. LGLAS9 is a ligand for HAVCR2/TIM3. LGLAS9 Induces T-helper type 1 lymphocyte (Th1) death. LGLAS9 performs as an eosinophil chemoattractant LGLAS9 is an S-type lectin which is over-expressed in Hodgkin's disease tissue and takes part in the interaction between the H&RS cells with their surrounding cells.
The LGALS9 protein solution contains 20mM Tris-HCl, pH-8, 100mM NaCl and 20% glycerol.
Store at 4°C if entire vial will be used within 2-4 weeks. Store, frozen at -20°C for longer periods of time. For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA).Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles.