• Product nameAnti-Galectin 3 antibody
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  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to Galectin 3
  • SpecificityGalectin 3 antibody detects endogenous levels of total Galectin 3 protein.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: WB, IHC-P, ELISA, IHC-Fr, ICC/IFmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide corresponding to Human Galectin 3 (internal sequence). The immunogen is in the range of aa 141-190.
    Database link: P17931

  • Positive control
    • human lung carcinoma tissue; Hela cell extract


  • FormLiquid
  • Storage instructionsShipped at 4°C. Upon delivery aliquot and store at -20°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycles.
  • Storage bufferPreservative: 0.02% Sodium Azide
    Constituents: 50% Glycerol, PBS (without Mg2+ and Ca2+), 150mM Sodium chloride, pH 7.4
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  • PurityImmunogen affinity purified
  • ClonalityPolyclonal
  • IsotypeIgG
  • Research areas


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab53082 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
WB 1/500 - 1/1000. Detects a band of approximately 26 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 26 kDa).
IHC-P 1/50 - 1/100.
ELISA 1/5000.
IHC-Fr Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 21652631
ICC/IF 1/100 - 1/500.


  • FunctionGalactose-specific lectin which binds IgE. May mediate with the alpha-3, beta-1 integrin the stimulation by CSPG4 of endothelial cells migration. Together with DMBT1, required for terminal differentiation of columnar epithelial cells during early embryogenesis.
  • Tissue specificityA major expression is found in the colonic epithelium. It is also abundant in the activated macrophages.
  • Sequence similaritiesContains 1 galectin domain.
  • Cellular localizationNucleus. Cytoplasmic in adenomas and carcinomas. May be secreted by a non-classical secretory pathway and associate with the cell surface.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • 35 kDa lectin antibody
    • Carbohydrate binding protein 35 antibody
    • Carbohydrate-binding protein 35 antibody
    • CBP 35 antibody
    • CBP35 antibody
    • Gal-3 antibody
    • GAL3 antibody
    • Galactose-specific lectin 3 antibody
    • Galactoside-binding protein antibody
    • GALBP antibody
    • Galectin 3 internal gene,included antibody
    • Galectin-3 antibody
    • Galectin3 antibody
    • GALIG antibody
    • GBP antibody
    • IgE binding protein antibody
    • IgE-binding protein antibody
    • L 31 antibody
    • L 34 antibody
    • L-31 antibody
    • L-34 galactoside-binding lectin antibody
    • L31 antibody
    • Laminin-binding protein antibody
    • Lectin L-29 antibody
    • Lectin, galactose binding, soluble 3 antibody
    • LEG3_HUMAN antibody
    • LGALS2 antibody
    • LGALS3 antibody
    • MAC 2 antigen antibody
    • Mac-2 antibody
    • Mac-2 antigen antibody
    • MAC2 antibody
    • Macrophage galactose-specific lectin antibody
    • MGC105387 antibody
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Anti-Galectin 3 antibody images

  • Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded human lung carcinoma tissue using ab53082 at 1/50 dilution, with and without blocking peptide (ab53082 immunogen).
  • All lanes : Anti-Galectin 3 antibody (ab53082) at 1/500 dilution

    Lane 1 : Hela cell extract with no blocking peptide
    Lane 2 : Hela cell extract with blocking peptide (ab53082 immunogen)

    Predicted band size : 26 kDa
    Observed band size : 26 kDa
  • Immunocytochemical analysis of mouse macrophage cells, labeling Galectin 3 with ab53082. Cells were formaldehyde fixed, permeabilized with Triton X-100 and blocked in 1% BSA for 30 minutes at 37°C. Incubation with ab53082 (diluted 1/500 in PBS) was for 1 hour at 37°C. The secondary antibody used was ab150073 diluted 1/500.

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References for Anti-Galectin 3 antibody (ab53082)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Volarevic V  et al. Gal-3 regulates the capacity of dendritic cells to promote NKT-cell-induced liver injury. Eur J Immunol 45:531-43 (2015). Read more (PubMed: 25359399) »
  • Fry JL  et al. Vascular Smooth Muscle Sirtuin-1 Protects Against Aortic Dissection During Angiotensin II-Induced Hypertension. J Am Heart Assoc 4:e002384 (2015). WB ; Mouse . Read more (PubMed: 26376991) »

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Application Blocking
Sample Human Cell (colorectal carcinoma)
Specification colorectal carcinoma

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Application Immunocytochemistry/ Immunofluorescence
Blocking step BSA as blocking agent for 30 minute(s) · Concentration: 1% · Temperature: 37°C
Sample Mouse Cell (Macrophage)
Specification Macrophage
Permeabilization Yes - Tx100
Fixative Formaldehyde

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Submitted Sep 08 2014

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Application Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Sample Human Tissue sections (Lung)
Specification Lung
Fixative Formaldehyde
Antigen retrieval step Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: citrate pH6
Permeabilization No

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Submitted Aug 26 2010