beta-2-microglobulin


beta-2-microglobulin
(= b-2-microglobulin)
Immunoglobulin-like polypeptide (12 kD, homologous with the constant region of Ig) that is found on the surfaces of most cells, associated non-covalently with Class I histocompatibility antigens.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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