SIGL8_HUMAN Protein

Name Sialic acid-binding Ig-like lectin 8
Description Putative adhesion molecule that mediates sialic-acid dependent binding to cells. Preferentially binds to alpha-2,3-linked sialic acid. Also binds to alpha-2,6-linked sialic acid. The sialic acid recognition site may be masked by cis interactions with sialic acids on the same cell surface.
UniProt ID Q9NYZ4
Gene SIGLEC8