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Uromodulin Human NATIVE (Human urine)

  • Regulatory status:RUO
  • Type:Native protein
  • Source:Human urine
  • Other names:Tamm-Horsfall urinary glycoprotein, THP, UMOD
  • Species:Human
Cat. No. Size Price
1 - 4 pcs / 5 - 9 pcs / 10+ pcs

RD172163100 0.1 mg $243 / $213 / On request
PubMed Product Details
Technical Data


Native protein


Native protein isolated from human urine, 590 AA, 64,265 kDa (calculated without glycosylation). Protein identity confirmed by MS.

Amino Acid Sequence



Human urine


˃ 90 % by SDS-PAGE


12% SDS-PAGE separation of Human Uromodulin
1. M.W. marker – 14, 21, 31, 45, 66, 97 kDa
2. reduced and heated sample, 2.5μg / lane
3. non-reduced and non-heated sample, 2.5μg / lane


< 1.0 EU/µg


Filtered (0.4 μm) and lyophilized from 0.5 mg/mL solution in water for injection.


Add water for injection to prepare a working stock solution of approximately 0.5 mg/mL and let the lyophilized pellet dissolve completely.


Western blotting, ELISA


At ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store the product at the temperature recommended below.


Store the lyophilized protein at -80 °C. Lyophilized protein remains stable until the expiry date when stored at -80 °C. Aliquot reconstituted protein to avoid repeated freezing/thawing cycles and store at -80 °C for long term storage. Reconstituted protein can be stored at 4 °C for a week.

Quality Control Test

BCA to determine quantity of the protein.
SDS PAGE to determine purity of the protein. Endotoxin level determination.


All donors of urine samples used for protein preparation were tested and found negative for HBsAg, anti-HCV, HIV Ag/Ab, and syphilis. Since no test can absolutely assure the absence of all infectious agents, this product should be handled as a potential biohazard. This product is intended for research use only.


Research topic

Renal disease


Uromodulin (Tamm-Horsfall protein, UMOD) is approx. 85-kDa glycoprotein that is produced in the thick ascending limb of Henle´s loop and early distal convoluted tubules of the nephron. It is a transmembrane protein, which is secreted into the urine through proteolytic cleavage of the glycosylphospha­tidylinositol (GPI) anchor. It belongs to the GPI family. Healthy individuals excrete tens of miligrams of uromodulin per day, making in the most abundant protein in the urine. Uromodulin modulates cell adhesion and signal transduction by interacting with cytokines and it inhibits the aggregation of calcium crystals. By reducing calcium oxalate precipitation, uromodulin plays a protective role with respect to renal stone formation as demonstrated by recent studies on THP- deficient mice prone to nephrolithiasis. THP acts as a host defense factor against urinary tract infections induced by uropathogens such as Esherichia coli, Staphylococcus saphrophyticus, Proteus mirabilis and Klebsiela pneumonie. Uromodulin binds to type 1 fimbriae of Escherichia coli and thereby blocks colonization of urothelial cells. Tamm-Horsfall protein interacts with other molecules and cells including IL-1, IL-2, TNF, IgG, neuthrophils, lymphocytes and monocytes. Binding of uromodulin to neutrophils induces synthesis of IL-8, provokes the respiratory burst and degranulation and stimulates chemotaxis and phagocytosis. Recently, genome-wide association studies identified uromodulin as a risk factor for chronic kidney disease and hypertension. Mutations in the Uromodulin gene are associated with three autosomal dominant tubulo-interstitial nephropathies such as familial juvenile hyperuricemic nephropathy (FJHN), medullary cystic kidney disease (MCKD2) and glomerulocystic kidney disease (GCKD). These disorders are characterized by juvenile onset of hyperuricemia, gout and progressive renal failure.

Product References (1)


  • Jiang Y, Harvey S, Nelsestuen G. Analysis of urinary albumin, uromodulin and transferrin by multiple reaction monitoring. CKD Biomarkers Consortium Qual. 2013;:17-27
Summary References (12)

References to Uromodulin

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  • Devuyst O, Dahan K, Pirson Y. Tamm-Horsfall protein or uromodulin: new ideas about an old molecule. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2005 Jul;20 (7):1290-4
  • Gudbjartsson DF, Holm H, Indridason OS, Thorleifsson G, Edvardsson V, Sulem P, de Vegt F, d'Ancona FC, den Heijer M, Wetzels JF, Franzson L, Rafnar T, Kristjansson K, Bjornsdottir US, Eyjolfsson GI, Kiemeney LA, Kong A, Palsson R, Thorsteinsdottir U, Stefansson K. Association of variants at UMOD with chronic kidney disease and kidney stones-role of age and comorbid diseases. PLoS Genet. 2010 Jul;6 (7):e1001039
  • Kreft B, Jabs WJ, Laskay T, Klinger M, Solbach W, Kumar S, van Zandbergen G. Polarized expression of Tamm-Horsfall protein by renal tubular epithelial cells activates human granulocytes. Infect Immun. 2002 May;70 (5):2650-6
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