beta2-microglobulin

β2-mi·cro·glob·u·lin

the light chain, of the histocompatibility class I molecule, found in elevated levels in patients with Wilson disease and in alcohol-induced liver cirrhosis; the human protein consists of 99 amino acyl residues and has a molecular weight of 11.8 kDa.
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Clinical value of combined detection of LDH, TPS, CEA and beta2-microglobulin in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Relationship of beta2-microglobulin to arterial stiffness in Japanesesubjects.
Provision of a diagnostic system for the determination of free light chains, subclasses of immunoglobulins, urinary beta2-microglobulin, Cystatin C and IGD.
The controlling roles of Trp60 and Trp95 in beta2-microglobulin function, folding and amyloid aggregation properties.
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