beta2 microglobulin

beta2 microglobulin

(mi?kro-glob'u-lin),

ß2-m

A polypeptide that is one of the class I major histocompatibility markers on cell surfaces; it is grouped into chains of low molecular weight called light chains. The ß2-m chain may be affected by the nef gene in HIV, preventing CD8+ T lymphocytes from recognizing the virus.
See: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; major histocompatibility complex
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Prognostic values of serum cystatin C and beta2 microglobulin, urinary beta2 microglobulin and N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase in early acute renal failure after liver transplantation.
Prognostic markers like beta2 microglobulin and Interleukin-6 (IL-6) are not available in most centres in developing countries like India.
The cerebrospinal fluid and plasma concentrations of gamma-trace beta2 microglobulin at various ages and in neurological disorders.