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chain

A unit of measurement formerly used in surveying and still seen in deeds with old property descriptions.One chain equals 66 feet.

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have a high degree of specificity in order to recognize immunoglobulin light chains when free but not when bound to heavy chains in intact immunoglobulin molecules.
Commercially available antibodies to light and heavy chains of immunoglobulins may not always detect light and heavy chains because truncated forms of these are generally present in the amyloid tissue deposits.
Only 11% of cases showed a monoclonal heavy chain (GAM positivity) with an accompanying light chain by F+B antisera and no reactivity with the F [kappa] and F [lambda] antisera.
68 g/L IgM) had returned to normal levels, and immunofixation electrophoresis revealed that the monoclonal heavy chain had disappeared.
In addition to the derivation of human H2L2 antibodies, transgenic mouse platforms have been developed for the derivation of novel human heavy chain only antibodies (HCAbs), soluble human VH domains and VH domain antibody complexes for use both as research tools and to meet unmet clinical need.
Direct evidence for the occurrence of free [mu] heavy chains was obtained by following a set of experiments (Fig.
This method and its different variants (14,15) are able to provide direct evidence for the occurrence of free heavy chains.
The binding of the FLC assay is reported to be >10 000-fold higher for FLCs in comparison with the light chains bound to heavy chains in intact immunoglobulin (4).
com article "Fall Fashion Has Arrived" or notes that fabrics for Fall 2007 call for heavy chains and medallions, noting that "small, personalized pendants continue to hold sway.
Each basic unit is a monomeric antibody consisting of four chains: two heavy chains, providing class specificity, and two light chains, [kappa] or [lambda] Each whole antibody consists of a constant, COOH-terminal end (Fc), and variable, N[H.
For example, pre-B-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia mimics normal pre-B cells showing expression of TdT, HLA-Dr, CD10, CD19, CD20, and cytoplasmic [mu] heavy chains (Fig.
5,939,598, entitled: Method of Making Transgenic Mice Lacking Endogenous Heavy Chains.