Medical Definition of Beta 2-microglobulin

1. An 11 kD protein associated with the outer membrane of many cells including lymphocytes. It is the small subunit of the MHC class I molecule. Association with beta 2-microglobulin is generally required for the transport of class I heavy chains from the endoplasmic reticulum to the cell surface. Beta 2-microglobulin is present in small amounts in serum, csf, and urine of normal people, and to a much greater degree in the urine and plasma of patients with tubular proteinaemia, renal failure, or kidney transplants. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beta 2-microglobulin

beta-normal
beta-oxidation
beta-oxidation-condensation theory
beta-peptide
beta-peptides
beta-pleated sheet
beta-poloidal
beta-sitosterol
beta-sulfinylpyruvic acid
beta-thionase
beta-thromboglobulin
beta-tocopherol
beta-tyrosinase
beta-ureidopropionase
beta (1)-anticollagenase
beta 2-microglobulin (current term)
beta alcoholism
beta angle
beta blocker
beta blockers
beta carbon nitride
beta carbon nitrides
beta carotene
beta cell
beta conformation
beta decay
beta emission
beta emitter
beta emitters
beta endorphin

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