heavy chain
noun Date: 1964 either of the two larger of the four polypeptide chains comprising antibodies — compare light chain

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  • heavy chain — hev ē chān n either of the two larger of the four polypeptide chains comprising antibodies compare LIGHT CHAIN …   Medical dictionary

  • Heavy chain — A heavy chain is the large polypeptide subunit of a protein complex, such as a motor protein (e.g. myosin, kinesin, or dynein) or antibody (or immunoglobulin). A typical antibody is composed of two immunoglobulin (Ig) heavy chains and two Ig… …   Wikipedia

  • heavy chain — In general, the larger polypeptide in a multimeric protein. Thus the immunoglobulin heavy chain is of 50 kD, the light chain of 22 kD, whereas in myosin the heavy chain is very much larger (220 kD) than the light chains (heavy chain20 kD) …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • heavy chain — Immunol. either of an identical pair of Y shaped polypeptides that, together with the light chains, constitute the antibody molecule. Also called H chain [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • heavy chain — noun : either of the two larger of the four polypeptide chains that comprise antibodies compare light chain herein …   Useful english dictionary

  • heavy chain disease — heavy chain disease. См. болезнь тяжелых цепей. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • heavy chain disease — heavy chain disease. = Franklin syndrome (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Heavy chain disease — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 442 DiseasesDB mult = DiseasesDB2|32226 | ICD10 = ICD10|C|88|1|c|81 ICD10|C|88|2|c|81 ICD9 = ICD9|273.2 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 958 eMedicine mult =… …   Wikipedia

  • heavy chain diseases — a group of rare malignant neoplasms of lymphoplasmacytic cells that secrete an M component consisting of monoclonal immunoglobulin heavy chains or heavy chain fragments; they are classified according to heavy chain type. See also alpha chain d.,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Myosin-heavy-chain kinase — Identifiers EC number 2.7.11.7 CAS number 64763 54 8 …   Wikipedia

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