CALbeta, a novel lipocalin associated with chondrogenesis and inflammation.

  title={CALbeta, a novel lipocalin associated with chondrogenesis and inflammation.},
  author={Aldo Pagano and P Giannoni and Adriana Zambotti and Nadia Randazzo and Barbara Zerega and Ranieri Cancedda and Beatrice Dozin},
  journal={European journal of cell biology},
  volume={81 5},
We have previously demonstrated the association of the chicken lipocalin Ex-FABP with cartilage formation and inflammatory responses as a marker of these processes (Descalzi Cancedda et al., Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1482, 127-135, 2000). Here we report the isolation and characterisation of a new lipocalin gene laying upstream the Ex-FABP, thus representing the second member of a possible genomic cluster. This gene contains an open reading frame coding for a polypeptide of about 19 kDa. The amino… CONTINUE READING