Gene Symbol: Lcn8
Description: lipocalin 8
Alias: 9230106L18Rik, EP17, Lcn5, mEP17, epididymal-specific lipocalin-8, epididymal 17 kDa lipocalin, lipocalin 5
Suzuki K, Araki Y, Zhu M, Lareyre J, Matusik R, Orgebin Crist M. The 5'-flanking region of the murine epididymal protein of 17 kilodaltons gene targets transgene expression in the epididymis. Endocrinology. 2003;144:877-86 pubmed
..The murine epididymal protein of 17 kDa (mEP17) gene, a novel gene homologous to mE-RABP, is located within 5 kb of the 5'-flanking region of the mE-RABP gene...
Lareyre J, Winfrey V, Kasper S, Ong D, Matusik R, Olson G, et al
. Gene duplication gives rise to a new 17-kilodalton lipocalin that shows epididymal region-specific expression and testicular factor(s) regulation. Endocrinology. 2001;142:1296-308 pubmed
..The analysis of the open reading frame showed that the new gene encoded a putative 17-kDa lipocalin (named mEP17) related to mE-RABP...
Fouchécourt S, Lareyre J, Chaurand P, DaGue B, Suzuki K, Ong D, et al
. Identification, immunolocalization, regulation, and postnatal development of the lipocalin EP17 (epididymal protein of 17 kilodaltons) in the mouse and rat epididymis. Endocrinology. 2003;144:887-900 pubmed
..We have previously reported that two lipocalin genes, mERABP (mouse epididymal retinoic acid binding protein), and mEP17 (mouse epididymal protein of 17 kDa), derived from an ancestral gene, are specifically expressed in the epididymis...
Suzuki K, Lareyre J, Sanchez D, Gutierrez G, Araki Y, Matusik R, et al
. Molecular evolution of epididymal lipocalin genes localized on mouse chromosome 2. Gene. 2004;339:49-59 pubmed
We previously identified two murine secretory proteins, mE-RABP(Lcn5) and mEP17(Lcn8), belonging to the lipocalin family and specifically expressed in the epididymis. The genes are contiguous and localized on mouse chromosome 2...