An overview about galectin-3 and its relationship with cardiovascular diseases



Atherosclerosis, Galectin-3, İnflammation, Heart failure, Coronary artery disease


Inflammation is one of the cornerstones of atherosclerosis. Galectin-3 (Gal-3) acts on the stages of the inflammatory process. Gal-3 is a candidate for being a valuable marker for heart failure (HF) and coronary artery disease (CAD). Further studies are needed for the diagnosis and follow-up of CAD. In the literature, the relationship between Gal-3 and CAD has not been researched sufficiently. We aimed to write a review by referring to recent studies about Gal-3 in the etiopathogenesis of CAD, its prognostic significance, and its contribution to the treatment regimen.


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Aşkın L, Aşkın H, Tanrıverdi O, Özyıldız AG, Hidayet Şıho. An overview about galectin-3 and its relationship with cardiovascular diseases. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2021 Dec. 1 [cited 2024 Jun. 22];5(12):1218-20. Available from: