The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use a concentration of 1 µg/ml. Detects a band of approximately 17 kDa. Good results were obtained when blocked with 5% non-fat dry milk in 0.05% PBS-T.
Could play a role in taste reception. Could be necessary for the concentration and delivery of sapid molecules in the gustatory system. Can bind various ligands, with chemical structures ranging from lipids and retinoids to the macrocyclic antibiotic rifampicin and even to microbial siderophores. Exhibits an extremely wide ligand pocket.
Mainly expressed in lachrymal and salivary glands. Also expressed in the prostate.
Belongs to the calycin superfamily. Lipocalin family.