microglobulin

microglobulin

 [mi″kro-glob´u-lin]
any globulin, or any fragment of a globulin, of low molecular weight.

mi·cro·glob·u·lin

(mī'krō-glob'yū-lin),
1. Any serum or urinary globulin with a molecular mass less than about 40 kDa, including especially Bence Jones proteins , under protein.
2. On occasion, a term used to refer to 7S immunoglobins (for example, IgG).

microglobulin

/mi·cro·glob·u·lin/ (mi″kro-glob´ūl-in) any globulin, or any fragment of a globulin, of low molecular weight.

microglobulin

A generic term of waning use for a low-molecular-weight (< 40-kD) single “globular” protein (e.g., Bence-Jones protein).

mi·cro·glob·u·lin

(mī'krō-glob'yū-lin)
Any serum or urinary globulin with a molecular mass less than about 40 kD.

microglobulin

any globulin, or any fragment of a globulin, of low molecular weight.

β2 microglobulin
a polypeptide found free in serum and which also combines with the α (heavy) chain to form class I major histocompatibility heterodimer. See also major histocompatibility complex.
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Elevated salivary beta-2 microglobulin (sB2M) has been already reported in both primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS) and secondary SS (sSS).
Objective: To determine the levels of serum lactate dehydrogenase 2 (LD2) Isoenzyme and b2 microglobulin (b2m) in patients of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and to correlate these levels in NHL patients with and without bone marrow infiltration.
a MHC class I homolog encoded by FCGRT gene and beta 2 microglobulin encoded by [beta]2M gene.
Objective: This review focuses on the current knowledge on the implication and significance of beta 2 microglobulin ([sz]2M), a conservative immune molecule in vertebrate.
Lee, "Mechanism of class I assembly with [beta]-2 microglobulin and loading with peptide," Advances in Immunology, vol.
Levels of a protein called Beta 2 microglobulin, or B2M, rise as humans and mice age.
Urinary beta-2 microglobulin and alpha-1 microglobulin are useful screening markers for tenofovir-induced kidney tubulopathy in patients with HIV-1 infection: a diagnostic accuracy study.
serum amyloid A protein and serum beta 2 microglobulin levels were associated with disease activity (15).
The company's assays include AFP, CEA, PSA, Insulin, CKMB, Troponin I 2nd Gen, Myoglobin, B-2 Microglobulin, Cystatin C, ACTH, Homocysteine and PAP.
Serum Beta-2 microglobulin was markedly elevated at 10.
Proteins with lower molecular weights such as [beta]-2 microglobulin, and lysosome easily pass through glomerule, but due to sufficient tubular reabsorption, these proteins are also found in very small amounts in urine [27,28].
In many studies performed in recent years, it has been reported that serum cystatin C, urinary N-acetyl- [beta]-D glucosaminidase (NAG), [beta]2 microglobulin ([beta]2M) and glutathione-S-transferase [pi] (GST [pi]) show glomerular, proximal and distal tubular damage in the kidneys in the early period (3,4,5,6,7,8).