The different molecular forms of urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin present in dogs with urinary diseases

@inproceedings{Hsu2014TheDM,
  title={The different molecular forms of urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin present in dogs with urinary diseases},
  author={Wei-Li Hsu and Hsiao-Chi Chiou and Kwong-Chung Tung and Guillaume Belot and Anais Virilli and M Wong and Fong-Yuan Lin and Ya-Jane Lee},
  booktitle={BMC veterinary research},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a useful biomarker for the early prediction of renal diseases. NGAL may exist as monomer, dimer and/or NGAL/MMP-9 complex forms in humans. In this study, the existence of various forms of NGAL in urine (uNGAL) was determined and whether these forms are related to the different urinary diseases found in dogs is further discussed. RESULTS Eighty-one urine samples from dogs with different forms of renal disease (41), pyuria (19) and… CONTINUE READING