|Presentation:||Production: E. coli
Source: Full length amino acid sequence
Content: 1 mL, 1000 pg/mL+/- 15%
Solvent: 0.01 M phosphate buffer, pH 7.4, with 0.14 M NaCl, 0.5% BSA; 0.5% Tween 20; 0.0016% Phenol red; 0.1% Proclin 950
Mouse neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL; also called lipocalin 2, 24p3, SIP24, uterocalin and siderocalin) is a member of the lipocalin family of proteins which bind and transport small lipophilic molecules. 24p3 was observed to be dramatically upregulated in kidney cell cultures infected with SV40 (1) and subsequently identified as a lipocalin (2). Unlike human NGAL, it is an acute phase protein upregulated in the liver (3), but like its mammalian homologues it is upregulated and secreted by the kidney in response to ischemic or nephrotoxic injury (4). It is also upregulated in the involuting uterus and mammary gland (5).
1. Hraba-Renevey S et al (1989) SV40-induced expression of mouse gene 24p3 involves a post-transcriptional mechanism. Oncogene 4:601-608.
2. Flower DR, North AC, Attwood TK (1991) Mouse oncogene protein 24p3 is a member of the lipocalin protein family. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 180:69-74.
3. Liu Q, Nilsen-Hamilton M (1995) Identification of a new acute phase protein. J Biol Chem 270:22565-22570.
4. Mishra J et al (2003) Identification of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin as a novel early urinary biomarker for ischemic renal injury. J Am Soc Nephrol 14:2534-2543
5. Ryon J et al (2002) High expression in involuting reproductive tissues of uterocalin/24p3, a lipocalin and acute phase protein. Biochem J 367:271-277.