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Molecules 2018, 23(11), 2931; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23112931

A Brief History of Charcot-Leyden Crystal Protein/Galectin-10 Research

Jilin Province Key Laboratory on Chemistry and Biology of Natural Drugs in Changbai Mountain, School of Life Sciences, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China
Received: 12 October 2018 / Revised: 8 November 2018 / Accepted: 8 November 2018 / Published: 9 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Frontier of Protein Crystallography)
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Abstract

Eosinophils are present in tissues, such as the respiratory tract, spleen, lymph nodes and blood vessels. The significant presence of eosinophils in these tissues are associated with various diseases, including asthma, allergies, acute myeloid leukemia, etc. Charcot-Leyden crystal protein/galectin-10 is overexpressed in eosinophils and has also been identified in basophils and macrophages. In human body, this protein could spontaneously form Charcot-Leyden crystal in lymphocytes or in the lysates of lymphocytes. At present, the role of Charcot-Leyden crystal protein/galectin-10 in lymphocytes is not fully understood. This review summarizes research progress on Charcot-Leyden crystal protein/galectin-10, with emphasis on its history, cellular distributions, relations to diseases, structures and ligand binding specificity. View Full-Text
Keywords: Charcot-Leyden crystal protein; Galectin-10; history; cellular distribution; diseases marker; crystal structure; ligand binding specificity Charcot-Leyden crystal protein; Galectin-10; history; cellular distribution; diseases marker; crystal structure; ligand binding specificity
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