This Antibody was verified by Relative expression to ensure that the antibody binds to the antigen stated. View Details
Immunogen sequence: KAVAMMHQER KFNLSVIEDP SMKILELRYN GGINMYVLLP ENDLSEIENK LTFQNLMEWT NPRRMTSKYV EVFFPQFKIE KNYEMKQYLR ALGLKDIFDE SKADLSGIAS GGRLYISRMM HKSYIEVTEE GT
Highest antigen sequence identity to the following orthologs: Mouse - 72%, Rat - 72%.
Megsin, also designated SerpinB7 and TP55, is a 380 amino acid cytoplasmic protein that is predominantly expressed in mesangial cells, which play an important role in maintaining glomerular structure and function. As a member of the serpin family, megsin is a serine protesase inhibitor which potentially inactivate MMP-2, MMP-9 and plasmin, proteins that are notably responsible for degradation of extracellular matrix. Overexpression of megsin results in an increase in number of mesangial cells and therefore a progressive mesangial matrix expansion, which is accompanied by immune complex deposition. This finding suggests that megsin significantly influences the role of mesangial cells in renal structure and is likely implicated in a variety of nephropathies.
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Protein Aliases: Megsin; mesangium predominant gene, megsin; serine (or cysteine) proteinase inhibitor, clade B (ovalbumin), member 7; Serpin B7; serpin peptidase inhibitor, clade B (ovalbumin), member 7; Serpin-B7; TP55
Gene Aliases: MEGSIN; PPKN; SERPINB7; TP55
UniProt ID: (Human) O75635
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 8710