Human Gene LGALS7 (uc002oje.3) Description and Page Index
  Description: Homo sapiens lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 7 (LGALS7), mRNA.
RefSeq Summary (NM_002307): The galectins are a family of beta-galactoside-binding proteins implicated in modulating cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. Differential and in situ hybridization studies indicate that this lectin is specifically expressed in keratinocytes and found mainly in stratified squamous epithelium. A duplicate copy of this gene (GeneID:653499) is found adjacent to, but on the opposite strand on chromosome 19. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]. Publication Note: This RefSeq record includes a subset of the publications that are available for this gene. Please see the Gene record to access additional publications. ##Evidence-Data-START## Transcript exon combination :: BP225960.1, CV575179.1 [ECO:0000332] RNAseq introns :: single sample supports all introns SAMEA2145893, SAMEA2147596 [ECO:0000348] ##Evidence-Data-END## ##RefSeq-Attributes-START## RefSeq Select criteria :: based on single protein-coding transcript ##RefSeq-Attributes-END##
Transcript (Including UTRs)
   Position: hg19 chr19:39,261,608-39,264,157 Size: 2,550 Total Exon Count: 4 Strand: -
Coding Region
   Position: hg19 chr19:39,261,666-39,264,132 Size: 2,467 Coding Exon Count: 4 

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RNA-Seq ExpressionMicroarray ExpressionRNA StructureProtein StructureOther SpeciesGO Annotations
mRNA DescriptionsOther NamesModel InformationMethods
Data last updated: 2013-06-14

-  Sequence and Links to Tools and Databases
Genomic Sequence (chr19:39,261,608-39,264,157)mRNA (may differ from genome)Protein (136 aa)
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-  Comments and Description Text from UniProtKB
DESCRIPTION: RecName: Full=Galectin-7; Short=Gal-7; AltName: Full=HKL-14; AltName: Full=PI7; AltName: Full=p53-induced gene 1 protein;
FUNCTION: Could be involved in cell-cell and/or cell-matrix interactions necessary for normal growth control. Pro-apoptotic protein that functions intracellularly upstream of JNK activation and cytochrome c release.
SUBUNIT: Monomer.
SUBCELLULAR LOCATION: Cytoplasm. Nucleus. Secreted (Potential). Note=May be secreted by a non-classical secretory pathway.
TISSUE SPECIFICITY: Mainly expressed in stratified squamous epithelium.
SIMILARITY: Contains 1 galectin domain.
WEB RESOURCE: Name=Functional Glycomics Gateway - Glycan Binding; Note=Galectin-7; URL="";

-  MalaCards Disease Associations
  MalaCards Gene Search: LGALS7
Diseases sorted by gene-association score: postencephalitic parkinson disease (2), infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy 1 (1)

-  Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD)
  The following chemicals interact with this gene           more ... click here to view the complete list

+  Common Gene Haplotype Alleles
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-  RNA-Seq Expression Data from GTEx (53 Tissues, 570 Donors)
  Highest median expression: 124.96 RPKM in Skin - Not Sun Exposed (Suprapubic)
Total median expression: 279.43 RPKM

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+  Microarray Expression Data
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-  mRNA Secondary Structure of 3' and 5' UTRs
RegionFold EnergyBasesEnergy/Base
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5' UTR -7.7025-0.308 Picture PostScript Text
3' UTR -20.6058-0.355 Picture PostScript Text

The RNAfold program from the Vienna RNA Package is used to perform the secondary structure predictions and folding calculations. The estimated folding energy is in kcal/mol. The more negative the energy, the more secondary structure the RNA is likely to have.

-  Protein Domain and Structure Information
  InterPro Domains: Graphical view of domain structure
IPR008985 - ConA-like_lec_gl_sf
IPR013320 - ConA-like_subgrp
IPR001079 - Galectin_CRD

Pfam Domains:
PF00337 - Galactoside-binding lectin

SCOP Domains:
49899 - Concanavalin A-like lectins/glucanases

Protein Data Bank (PDB) 3-D Structure
MuPIT help

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- X-ray MuPIT

- X-ray MuPIT
To conserve bandwidth, only the images from the first 3 structures are shown.
3ZXE - X-ray MuPIT 3ZXF - X-ray MuPIT 4GAL - X-ray MuPIT
5GAL - X-ray MuPIT

ModBase Predicted Comparative 3D Structure on P47929
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-  Orthologous Genes in Other Species
  Orthologies between human, mouse, and rat are computed by taking the best BLASTP hit, and filtering out non-syntenic hits. For more distant species reciprocal-best BLASTP hits are used. Note that the absence of an ortholog in the table below may reflect incomplete annotations in the other species rather than a true absence of the orthologous gene.
MouseRatZebrafishD. melanogasterC. elegansS. cerevisiae
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-  Gene Ontology (GO) Annotations with Structured Vocabulary
  Molecular Function:
GO:0030246 carbohydrate binding

Biological Process:
GO:0006915 apoptotic process
GO:0007157 heterophilic cell-cell adhesion via plasma membrane cell adhesion molecules

Cellular Component:
GO:0005576 extracellular region
GO:0005615 extracellular space
GO:0005634 nucleus
GO:0005737 cytoplasm
GO:0070062 extracellular exosome

-  Descriptions from all associated GenBank mRNAs
  BC042911 - Homo sapiens lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 7B, mRNA (cDNA clone IMAGE:5479169), partial cds.
U06643 - Human keratinocyte lectin 14 (HKL-14) mRNA, complete cds.
BC073743 - Homo sapiens lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 7B, mRNA (cDNA clone MGC:88745 IMAGE:5478866), complete cds.
BC061588 - Homo sapiens lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 7B, mRNA (cDNA clone MGC:75149 IMAGE:6202380), complete cds.
L07769 - Homo sapiens galectin-7 mRNA, complete cds.
JD102661 - Sequence 83685 from Patent EP1572962.
KJ900799 - Synthetic construct Homo sapiens clone ccsbBroadEn_10193 LGALS7B gene, encodes complete protein.
AB590978 - Synthetic construct DNA, clone: pFN21AE1213, Homo sapiens LGALS7B gene for lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 7B, without stop codon, in Flexi system.
CR456917 - Homo sapiens full open reading frame cDNA clone RZPDo834E0716D for gene LGALS7, lectin, galactoside-binding, soluble, 7 (galectin 7); complete cds, incl. stopcodon.

-  Other Names for This Gene
  Alternate Gene Symbols: LEG7_HUMAN, LGALS7B, NM_002307, NP_002298, P47929, PIG1, Q6IB87
UCSC ID: uc002oje.3
RefSeq Accession: NM_002307
Protein: P47929 (aka LEG7_HUMAN)
CCDS: CCDS33012.1

-  Gene Model Information
category: coding nonsense-mediated-decay: no RNA accession: NM_002307.3
exon count: 4CDS single in 3' UTR: no RNA size: 515
ORF size: 411CDS single in intron: no Alignment % ID: 100.00
txCdsPredict score: 1010.00frame shift in genome: no % Coverage: 95.92
has start codon: yes stop codon in genome: no # of Alignments: 1
has end codon: yes retained intron: no # AT/AC introns 0
selenocysteine: no end bleed into intron: 0# strange splices: 0
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-  Methods, Credits, and Use Restrictions
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