Bence-Jones protein


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Bence-Jones protein

(bĕns′jōnz′)
n.
A protein with high thermosolubility occurring in the serum and urine of patients with certain diseases, especially multiple myeloma.

Bence-Jones protein

(bĕns′jōnz′)
n.
A protein occurring in the serum and urine of patients with certain diseases, especially multiple myeloma.

Bence-Jones protein

Light chain of an immunoglobulin that may be overproduced in Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia; it is excreted in the urine.
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7g/L and urine protein electrophoresis showed the presence of urine Bence-Jones protein with a quantitation of 4.
Bataille and Sany critria,1 for SPB include an isolated tumor composed a clonal proliferation of plasma cells; absence of lesions on skeletal radiographic survey; absence of plasmacytosis in the bone marrow; and absence of anemia, Bence-Jones proteins in urine or hypercalcemia.
Recently, however, he had had a relapse, developing increased levels of Bence-Jones proteins in the urine as well as plasma cell infiltration and decreased kidney function.
06; urine electrophoresis demonstrated Bence-Jones proteins.
Bence-Jones proteins are toxic to renal tubular cells and thus may contribute to renal insufficiency or failure.
Urine protein electrophoresis was negative for Bence-Jones proteins.
Turbidimetric measurement of Bence-Jones proteins using antibodies against free light chains of immunoglobulins.
Bence-Jones proteins and light chains of immunoglobulins (first of two parts).