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Studies of the release and turnover of a human neutrophil lipocalin.

A 24-kDa protein was purified from human neutrophil extracts and shown to be the newly discovered neutrophil gelatinase- associated lipocalin (NGAL), based on structural and immunochemical data. A specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was developed for the determination of NGAL in human plasma and tissue fluids. Normal human plasma contains 72 micrograms l-1 of NGAL (range 40-109 micrograms l-1) in two main forms, monomer and dimer. 35S-methionine metabolic studies of human neutrophils showed that granulocyte macrophagecolony-stimulating factor ( GMCSF) stimulated significant synthesis and secretion of NGAL in a dose- and time-dependent fashion. NGAL was rapidly released as monomer and dimer on incubation of heparinized whole blood with opsonized yeast, reaching a plateau corresponding to about 35% of total cell content after 30 min. Following intravenous injection of 125-iodine labelled NGAL there was a more rapid initial clearance of the monomeric than of the dimeric form; t1/2 10 min vs. 20 min. During the second phase the two forms cleared at similar rates. Severe acute peritonitis was accompanied by a 10-fold increase in NGAL plasma levels and the NGAL level in peritoneal exudates, which reached about 40 mg l-1. There was a good linear correlation between the concentrations of NGAL, leucocyte elastase and NP4 (neutrophil proteinase 4 = P3).[1]

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  1. Studies of the release and turnover of a human neutrophil lipocalin. Axelsson, L., Bergenfeldt, M., Ohlsson, K. Scand. J. Clin. Lab. Invest. (1995) [Pubmed]
 
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