The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the lipocalin family. Lipocalins are a group of extracellular proteins that are able to bind lipophiles by enclosure within their structures to minimize solvent contact. This protein may bind hydrophobic ligands and inhibit cysteine proteinases. It may also play a role in taste reception.
LCN1; lipocalin 1; lipocalin 1 (protein migrating faster than albumin, tear prealbumin) , lipocalin 1 (tear prealbumin); lipocalin-1; lipocalin 1 like 2; MGC71975; PMFA; tear lipocalin; tear prealbumin; TP; VEGP; Von Ebner gland protein; LCN1_HUMAN; Lipocalin 1 (protein migrating faster than albumin, tear prealbumin); Tlc; VEG protein; OTTHUMP00000022539; OTTHUMP00000022540; lipocalin 1-like 2; lipocalin 1 (tear prealbumin)