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

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.
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Postern is entitled 'Human recombinant 1 microglobulin protects against acute kidney injury in rat models of ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI)'.
Such markers include [beta]2 microglobulin, retinol binding protein/creatinine ratio, and a-1 microglobulin.
In this study 4.3750+1.61108 gm/dl was set as mean value of B2 microglobulin and 3.3613+0.59545 gm/dl was set as mean value of serum albumin.
The implication and significance of beta 2 microglobulin: A conservative multifunctional regulator.
The serum total protein level was decreased (52 g/L; normal range 65-85 g/L) and beta-2 microglobulin level was elevated (6.3 mg/L; normal range <2 mg/L).
The urinal [beta]2 microglobulin was increased in all patients (100%), with values at least 10 times higher than upper normal limits (<230 [micro]g/L).
Elevated salivary beta-2 microglobulin (sB2M) has been already reported in both primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS) and secondary SS (sSS).
The biochemical profile revealed a decreased serum albumin (3 g/dL), an elevated serum creatinine (1.8 mg/dL), serum LDH (521.8 U/L), urea (62.7 mg/dL), [[beta].sub.2] microglobulin (5.57 mcg/mL), serum [I.sub.g]G (3800 [micro]g/l), serum [gamma]GT (685 U/L), monoclonal spike with [I.sub.g]G, a normal serum calcium (9 mg/dL) and alkaline phosphatase (94 U/L).
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.
Van Ypersele De Strihou, "[beta]-2 microglobulin in renal disease," Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, vol.
FcRn is a heterodimer of two polypeptides i.e., a MHC class I homolog encoded by FCGRT gene and beta 2 microglobulin encoded by [beta]2M gene.