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UPK2 encodes one of the proteins of the highly conserved urothelium-specific integral membrane proteins of the asymmetric unit membrane which forms urothelium apical plaques in mammals. Additionally we are shipping Uroplakin 2 Antibodies (9) and Uroplakin 2 Proteins (5) and many more products for this protein.
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UPII was highly specific/moderately sensitive for urothelial carcinoma. May be a potentially useful marker to identify urothelial lineage and help distinguish UC from prostate cancer or, in conjunction with GATA3 (show GATA3 ELISA Kits), from metastatic breast cancer.
UPII demonstrates a significantly higher sensitivity than UPIII (show UPK3A ELISA Kits) in conventional and variant urothelial carcinomas
Uroplakin II antibody BC21 demonstrated superior sensitivity and specificity in urothelial carcinoma, compared with uroplakin III (show UPK3A ELISA Kits), suggesting an advantage in differential diagnosis of urothelial carcinoma and in the detection of tumors of unknown origin.
combination of prostate stem cell antigen (show PSCA ELISA Kits) enhancer and uroplakin II promoter is feasible in constructing bladder cancer-specific vectors
study offers no definitive support for uroplakin II mutations causing human renal tract malformations
The despites a lower level of expression, UPII maintain its plaque association in urothelial preneoplastic lesions.
Bladder-specific autoimmune response sufficient to induce inflammation and interstitial cystitis occurs in mice following immunization with recombinant murine UPK2.
The UPII knockout abolished plaque formation, indicating that both uroplakin heterodimers (UPIa (show UPK1A ELISA Kits)/II and UPIb (show UPK1B ELISA Kits)/III or IIIb) are required for plaque assembly.
HNF4 (show HNF4A ELISA Kits) positively regulates pUPII gene promoter activity.
This gene encodes one of the proteins of the highly conserved urothelium-specific integral membrane proteins of the asymmetric unit membrane which forms urothelium apical plaques in mammals. The asymmetric unit membrane is believed to strengthen the urothelium by preventing cell rupture during bladder distention. The encoded protein is expressed in the peripheral blood of bladder cancer patients with transitional cell carcinomas.
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