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LSECtin

LSECtin Definition LSECtin is the acronym for "liver sinusoidal endothelial cell lectin". Like DC-SIGN and DC-SIGNR, LSECtin belongs to the family of C-type lectins. These are encoded by the lectin gene cluster on chromosome 19p13.3. They perform cell adhesion and pathogen recognition functions o...

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