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lcn3

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Official Full Name
lipocalin 3
Background
Lipocalin-2 (LCN2), also known as oncogene 24p3 or neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), is a protein that in humans is encoded by the LCN2 gene. NGAL is involved in innate immunity by sequestrating iron that in turn limits bacterial growth. It is expressed in neutrophils and in low levels in the kidney, prostate, and epithelia of the respiratory and alimentary tracts. NGAL is used as a biomarker of kidney function.
Synonyms
VNSP I; lipocalin-3; vomeronasal secretory protein 1; vomeronasal secretory protein I; LCN3; lipocalin 3