Bangert K (2012) ASN Kidney Week

Bangert K (2012) ASN Kidney Week

NGAL released from the kidney in early acute kidney injury (AKI) is reported to be chiefly in the monomer form, whereas NGAL released from neutrophils in inflammation contains a substantial amount of homodimer in addition to monomer.

Hence, it has been speculated whether using an NGAL monomer specific assay for AKI assessment could result in higher diagnostic performance than using a "total" NGAL assay.

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