AMBP | Alpha-1-microglobulin
AS01 014 | Clonality: Polyclonal | Host: Rabbit | Reactivity: Rat
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rat alpha-1-microglobulin, full length, recombinant protein, overexpressed in baculovirus-infected insect cells with N-terminal His-tag
Alpha-1-microglobulin is a 27-kDa glycoprotein with immunosuppressive properties. A gene AMBP in the lipocalin cluster encodes alpha-1-microglobulin together with a Kunitz-type proteinase inhibitor, bikunin. The gene is translated into the alpha-1-microglobulin-bikunin precursor, which is subsequently cleaved and the two proteins are secreted to the blood separately. Alpha-1-microglobulin is found in blood and in connective tissue in most organs. It is most abundant at interfaces between the cells of the body and the environment, such as in lungs, intestine, kidneys and placenta. Alpha 1-microglobulin is an immunomodulatory protein with a broad spectrum of possible clinical applications and seems a promising marker for evaluation of tubular function.
Sanchez et al. (2002) Expression of the AMBP gene transcript and its two protein products, alpha(1)-microglobulin and bikunin, in mouse embryogenesis. Mech Dev, 117:293-8.
Ostendorf et al. (2006) Antagonism of PDGF-D by human antibody CR002 prevents renal scarring in experimental glomerulonephritis. J Am Soc Nephrol, 17:1054-62.