Calcium-dependent lectin involved in innate immune defense. Binds mannose, fucose and N-acetylglucosamine on different microorganisms and activates the lectin complement pathway. Binds to late apoptotic cells, as well as to apoptotic blebs and to necrotic cells, but not to early apoptotic cells, facilitating their uptake by macrophages. May bind DNA. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Secreted, signal peptide; Secreted
Cellular Component: extracellular space; collagen; extracellular region
Molecular Function: mannose binding; protein binding; eukaryotic cell surface binding; bacterial cell surface binding; calcium-dependent protein binding; receptor binding
Biological Process: defense response to Gram-positive bacterium; killing by host of symbiont cells; positive regulation of phagocytosis; acute-phase response; innate immune response; response to oxidative stress; opsonization; complement activation, lectin pathway; complement activation, classical pathway; complement activation
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.