Organ specific expression of the immunomodulator Lipocalin-2 in mice

Natalie Vallant, Hubert Schwelberger, Stefan Schneeberger, Herbert Maier, Stefan König, Markus Kofler, Robert Öllinger, Johann Pratschke & Felix Aigner
Introduction: Lipocalin-2 (Lcn-2), also named NGAL or uterocalin, is a 25kDa glycoprotein playing a crucial role in innate and specific immune responses, apoptotic cell death and tumor development. Experimentally, Lcn-2 is highly upregulated in a murine heart transplantation model. Lack thereof protects[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]