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LCN6  -  lipocalin 6

Homo sapiens

Synonyms: Epididymal-specific lipocalin-6, LCN5, Lipocalin-5, UNQ643, UNQ643/PRO1273, ...
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High impact information on LCN6

  • Similar Foxa binding sites were also found on the promoters of human and rat Lcn5, indicating the Foxa binding site is conserved among species [1].
  • The gene is located on chromosome 9q34 adjacent LCN8 and LCN5 [2].


  1. The role of forkhead box A2 to restrict androgen-regulated gene expression of lipocalin 5 in the mouse epididymis. Yu, X., Suzuki, K., Wang, Y., Gupta, A., Jin, R., Orgebin-Crist, M.C., Matusik, R. Mol. Endocrinol. (2006) [Pubmed]
  2. LCN6, a novel human epididymal lipocalin. Hamil, K.G., Liu, Q., Sivashanmugam, P., Anbalagan, M., Yenugu, S., Soundararajan, R., Grossman, G., Rao, A.J., Birse, C.E., Ruben, S.M., Richardson, R.T., Zhang, Y.L., O'Rand, M.G., Petrusz, P., French, F.S., Hall, S.H. Reprod. Biol. Endocrinol. (2003) [Pubmed]
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