NGAL (neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin) is a small glycoprotein found in blood and urine. It is expressed by kidney tubular cells after kidney injury and it has been indicated as a promising biomarker of acute kidney injury. In addition, NGAL concentration is known to increase in severe infections.
We provide several mouse and rabbit derived monoclonal antibodies specific to human NGAL. In addition, we have developed a recombinant NGAL protein that can be used as a calibrator or standard in NGAL immunoassays.
Mean concentrations of NGAL measured from patients diagnosed with a kidney disease and apparently healthy individuals. NGAL concentration in patients with a kidney disease was several fold higher than in healthy individuals.