Human Lipocalin-2/NGAL ELISA
Our Human Lipocalin-2/NGAL ELISA Kit is a sandwich ELISA intended for the quantitative determination of human NGAL in cell culture supernates, serum, plasma (heparin), saliva and urine.
Lipocalin-2(LCN2), also known as NGAL, is a protein associated with neutrophil gelatinase.1 The LCN2 gene is located at 9q34 and contains 7 exons.2 The 25-kD LCN2 protein is believed to bind small lipophilic substances such as bacteria-derived lipopolysaccharide(LPS) and formylpeptides and may function as a modulator of inflammation. NGAL tightly binds bacterial catecholate-type ferric siderophores through a cyclically permuted, hybrid electrostatic/cation-pi interaction and is a potent bacteriostatic agent in iron-limiting conditions.3 The primary LCN2 transcript is 3,696 nucleotides long, and the processed transcript is 809 nucleotides long.4 LCN2 expression in adult bone marrow, uterus, prostate, salivary gland, stomach, appendix, colon, trachea, and lung, and in fetal spleen and lung. The standard product used in this kit is recombinant human NGAL, consisting of 178 amino acids with the molecular mass of 22KDa.