Recombinant Mouse NGAL (Lipocalin-2) (carrier-free)

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Lipocalin 2, LCN2, Siderocalin
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Binding activity of mNGAL
  • NGAL_mouse_Recombinant_Protien_BA_070113
    Binding activity of mNGAL
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NGAL, also known as lipocalin 2, LCN2, and siderocalin, is a small molecule composed of 178 amino acids. It belongs to the lipocalin superfamily of 20 structurally related secreted proteins. Members of the lipocalin family share a highly conserved fold with an eight stranded antiparallel β barrel, and act as a transporter, carrying small molecules to specific cells. NGAL occurs predominantly in a monomeric form, with a small percentage occurring as a dimer or trimer. It is a critical component of innate immunity because its ability to bind iron-siderophore complexes limits bacterial growth. Mouse NGAL is detected in lung, spleen, uterus, vagina and epididymis. In addition to its role in innate immunity, it is a promising biomarker for acute kidney injury that is beginning to be used in clinical practice in addition to research studies.

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Technical data sheet

Product Details

Mouse NGAL, amino acids (Gln21-Asn200) (Accession# NP_032517) was expressed with C-terminal His 10 tag in 293E cell line.
Molecular Mass
The 195 amino acid recombinant protein has a predicted molecular mass of approximately 23 kD. The DTT-reduced and non-reduced protein migrate at approximately 26-29 and 25-28 kD by SDS-PAGE respectively. The N-terminal amino acid is blocked.
>95%, as determined by Coomassie stained SDS-PAGE.
0.22 µm filtered protein solution is in PBS.
Endotoxin Level
Less than 0.01 ng per µg cytokine as determine by the LAL method.
10 and 25 µg sizes are bottled at 200 µg/mL. 100 µg size and larger sizes are lot-specific and bottled at the concentration indicated on the vial. To obtain lot-specific concentration, please enter the lot number in our Concentration and Expiration Lookup or Certificate of Analysis online tools.
Storage & Handling
Unopened vial can be stored between 2°C and 8°C for up to 2 weeks, at -20°C for up to six months, or at -70°C or colder until the expiration date. For maximum results, quick spin vial prior to opening. The protein can be aliquoted and stored at -20°C or colder. Stock solutions can also be prepared at 50 - 100 µg/mL in appropriate sterile buffer, carrier protein such as 0.2 - 1% BSA or HSA can be added when preparing the stock solution. Aliquots can be stored between 2°C and 8°C for up to one week and stored at -20°C or colder for up to 3 months. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
EC50 ≥ 0.7 µM, by dose dependent binding of the protein (4 µM) with [ Fe3+(DHBA)3] complex.


Application Notes

BioLegend carrier-free recombinant proteins provided in liquid format are shipped on blue-ice. Our comparison testing data indicates that when handled and stored as recommended, the liquid format has equal or better stability and shelf-life compared to commercially available lyophilized proteins after reconstitution. Our liquid proteins are verified in-house to maintain activity after shipping on blue ice and are backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you have any concerns, contact us at

Antigen Details


Secreted by epithelial cells, macrophages, neutrophils; increased levels have been observed in plasma, serum, and urine in various conditions such as metastatic breast and colorectal cancer, acute kidney injury, pacreatitis and preeclampsia

Apoptosis, Innate immunity, renal development
Macrophages, neutrophils
SLC22A17 (24p3R)
Biology Area
Angiogenesis, Apoptosis/Tumor Suppressors/Cell Death, Cell Biology, Immunology, Innate Immunity
Antigen References

1. Kjeldsen L, et al. 1993. J. Biol. Chem. 268:10426.
2. Goetz DH, et al. 2002. Mol. Cell 10:1033.
3. Yang MB, et al. 2002. Mol. Cell 10:1045.
4. Flo TH, et al. 2004. Nature 432:917.
5. Tsigou E, et al. 2013. Crit. Care Res. Pract. 2013:361078.
6. Leung L, et al. 2012. PLoS One 7:e46677.

Gene ID
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How does the activity of your recombinant proteins compare to competitors?

We quality control each and every lot of recombinant protein. Not only do we check its bioactivity, but we also compare it against other commercially available recombinant proteins. We make sure each recombinant protein’s activity is at least as good as or better than the competition’s. In order to provide you with the best possible product, we ensure that our testing process is rigorous and thorough. If you’re curious and eager to make the switch to BioLegend recombinants, contact your sales representative today!

What is the specific activity or ED50 of my recombinant protein?

The specific activity range of the protein is indicated on the product datasheets. Because the exact activity values on a per unit basis can largely fluctuate depending on a number of factors, including the nature of the assay, cell density, age of cells/passage number, culture media used, and end user technique, the specific activity is best defined as a range and we guarantee the specific activity of all our lots will be within the range indicated on the datasheet. Please note this only applies to recombinants labeled for use in bioassays. ELISA standard recombinant proteins are not recommended for bioassay usage as they are not tested for these applications.

Have your recombinants been tested for stability?

Our testing shows that the recombinant proteins are able to withstand room temperature for a week without losing activity. In addition the recombinant proteins were also found to withstand four cycles of freeze and thaw without losing activity.

Does specific activity of a recombinant protein vary between lots?

Specific activity will vary for each lot and for the type of experiment that is done to validate it, but all passed lots will have activity within the established ED50 range for the product and we guarantee that our products will have lot-to-lot consistency. Please conduct an experiment-specific validation to find the optimal ED50 for your system.

How do you convert activity as an ED50 in ng/ml to a specific activity in Units/mg?
Use formula Specific activity (Units/mg) = 10e6/ ED50 (ng/mL)
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