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beta 2-Microglobulin

"beta 2-Microglobulin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An 11-kDa 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 proteinemia, renal failure, or kidney transplants.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "beta 2-Microglobulin" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "beta 2-Microglobulin" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 202 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 17 publications in 1994
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