Beta 2-microglobulin

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Beta 2-microglobulin

Protein produced by B-cells; high concentrations in the blood are indicative of multiple myeloma.
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The ATHENA study is designed to characterize the natural decline of renal function markers such as Glomerular Filtration Rate ("GFR"), creatinine, proteinuria and beta-2 microglobulin, in Alport syndrome patients over time.
The beta-2 microglobulin level was also elevated at 15.
It found that beta-2 microglobulin (B2M) levels were significantly elevated in postmenopausal women with CHD, and insulin-like growth factor binding protein 4 (IGFBP4) was strongly associated with stroke.
Allovectin-7(r) is a plasmid/lipid complex containing the DNA sequences encoding HLA-B7 and beta-2 microglobulin, which together form a Class I Major Histocompatibility Complex, or MHC-I antigen.
Three stages were defined based solely on the results of the serum albumin and beta-2 microglobulin (Table II).
Classification of amyloids Designation Subunit protein AA Amyloid A A beta-2M Beta-2 microglobulin AE Calcitonin AF Transthyretin (prealbumin) AL Ig light chain kappa or lambda CAA A4 or beta IAA Atrial natriuretic factor IAPP Islet polypeptide SSA Transthyretin Designation Common name AA Secondary amyloid; familial Mediterranean fever A beta-2M Dialysis amyloid AE Medullary thyroid cancer AF Familial amyloid AL Primary amyloid; myeloma-associated amyloid CAA Cerebral amyloid IAA Atrial amyloid IAPP Amyloid of type 2 diabetes SSA Senile cardiac (systemic) amyloid Table 3.
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Determination of beta-2 microglobulin levels in plasma using a high-throughput mass spectrometric immunoassay system.
The inflammatory nature of this process has been observed in immunohistochemical examinations of specimens, which revealed the presence of a variety of immunocompetent cells, including macrophages, HLA-DR-positive cells, cells expressing beta-2 microglobulin, suppressor T cells, and complement C3.
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