Anti-Lipocalin-2 / NGAL antibody [5G5] (ab23477)


  • Product name
    Anti-Lipocalin-2 / NGAL antibody [5G5]
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  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [5G5] to Lipocalin-2 / NGAL
  • Host species
  • Specificity
    ab23477 is specific for Lipocalin-2 / NGAL, native and denatured forms.
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: IHC-P, ELISA, IHC-FoFr, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Immunogen

    Full length native protein (purified) corresponding to Human Lipocalin-2/ NGAL. Full length native human neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin isolated from neutrophils.

  • Positive control
    • Capa-2, BxPC-3, ASPC1 cell line



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab23477 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
IHC-P 1/10. PubMed: 18317594
ELISA 1/30000.
IHC-FoFr 1/10.
WB 1/1000. Detects a band of approximately 25-35 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 23 kDa). Non reducing conditions will give multiple bands of 35, 70 and 55 kDa. Do not use serum for blocking as serum will contain Lipocalin 2


  • Function
    Iron-trafficking protein involved in multiple processes such as apoptosis, innate immunity and renal development. Binds iron through association with 2,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid (2,5-DHBA), a siderophore that shares structural similarities with bacterial enterobactin, and delivers or removes iron from the cell, depending on the context. Iron-bound form (holo-24p3) is internalized following binding to the SLC22A17 (24p3R) receptor, leading to release of iron and subsequent increase of intracellular iron concentration. In contrast, association of the iron-free form (apo-24p3) with the SLC22A17 (24p3R) receptor is followed by association with an intracellular siderophore, iron chelation and iron transfer to the extracellular medium, thereby reducing intracellular iron concentration. Involved in apoptosis due to interleukin-3 (IL3) deprivation: iron-loaded form increases intracellular iron concentration without promoting apoptosis, while iron-free form decreases intracellular iron levels, inducing expression of the proapoptotic protein BCL2L11/BIM, resulting in apoptosis. Involved in innate immunity, possibly by sequestrating iron, leading to limit bacterial growth.
  • Tissue specificity
    Expressed in bone marrow and in tissues that are prone to exposure to microorganism. High expression is found in bone marrow as well as in uterus, prostate, salivary gland, stomach, appendix, colon, trachea and lung. Not found in the small intestine or peripheral blood leukocytes.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the calycin superfamily. Lipocalin family.
  • Cellular localization
    Secreted. Upon binding to the SLC22A17 (24p3R) receptor, it is internalized.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • 24p3 antibody
    • 25 kDa alpha 2 microglobulin related subunit of MMP9 antibody
    • 25 kDa alpha-2-microglobulin-related subunit of MMP-9 antibody
    • Alpha 2 microglobulin related protein antibody
    • HGNC:6526 antibody
    • HNL antibody
    • Lcn 2 antibody
    • Lcn2 antibody
    • Lipocalin-2 antibody
    • Migration stimulating factor inhibitor antibody
    • MSFI antibody
    • Neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin antibody
    • Neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin precursor antibody
    • Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin antibody
    • NGAL antibody
    • NGAL_HUMAN antibody
    • Oncogene 24p3 antibody
    • Oncogenic lipocalin 24p3 antibody
    • p25 antibody
    • Siderocalin antibody
    • siderocalin LCN2 antibody
    • SV40 induced 24P3 protein antibody
    • Uterocalin antibody
    see all


  • ab23477 staining human skin tissue sections by IHC-P.  Sections were fixed in 10% neutral buffered formalin and subjected to heat mediated antigen retrieval prior to blocking with 1% BSA for 1 hour at 25°C.  The primary antibody was diluted 1/50 and incubated with the sample for 20 hours at 4°C.  A biotinylated horse anti-mouse antibody diluted 1/200 was used as the secondary.

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  • Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections) analysis of human PaCa tissue sections labelling Lipocalin 2 with ab23477.

  • Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections) analysis of human chronic pancreatits tissue sections labelling Lipocalin-2 / NGAL with ab23477.

  • Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections) analysis of normal human pancreas tissue sections labelling Lipocalin-2 / NGAL with ab23477.


This product has been referenced in:
  • Ku AT  et al. TCF7L1 promotes skin tumorigenesis independently of ß-catenin through induction of LCN2. Elife 6:N/A (2017). Read more (PubMed: 28467300) »
  • Wang X  et al. iTRAQ-Based Proteomics Screen identifies LIPOCALIN-2 (LCN-2) as a potential biomarker for colonic lateral-spreading tumors. Sci Rep 6:28600 (2016). WB, IHC . Read more (PubMed: 27339395) »

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Abcam guarantees this product to work in the species/application used in this Abreview.
Western blot
Human Cell lysate - whole cell (human sebacous gland cells)
Loading amount
60 µg
human sebacous gland cells
13-cis Retinoic acid for 48 hours
Gel Running Conditions
Reduced Denaturing (4- 12% Bis-Tris gel)
Blocking step
Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 25°C

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Submitted May 09 2008

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Immunohistochemistry (Formalin/PFA-fixed paraffin-embedded sections)
Human Tissue sections (Human skin sections)
Human skin sections
10% Neutral Buffered Formalin
Antigen retrieval step
Heat mediated - Buffer/Enzyme Used: Trilogy (Cell Marque)
Blocking step
BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 1% · Temperature: 25°C

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Submitted Apr 22 2008


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