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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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The addition of serum free light chains (sFLC) and IFE increases detection of MM to >99% and is consistent with the International Myeloma Working Group recommended guidelines.
Antibodies are readily available for [kappa] and [lambda] light chains, serum amyloid A, and transthyretin (prealbumin).
Over a decade ago, investigators used this approach to analyze monoclonal light chains found in patients with primary amyloidosis.
Serum levels of kappa and lambda free light chains (kappa and lambda FLC) were determined using the same method with Freelite[R] kits (The Binding Site, Birmingham, UK).
ACD's chief scientific officer and principal investigator, Xiao-Jun Ma, said that in Phase I, the partners created a manual RNAscope-based assay for light chain mRNAs and showed that the product enabled determination of light chain restriction in virtually all types of NHL using FFPE with 99% agreement with the existing gold standard assay flow cytometry using fresh tissue.
The variable (V) region of the immunoglobulin light chains comprises four key sections that come together to form a hydrophobic core and to allow for the variety of antigen binding, containing three highly variable segments, termed complementary determining regions (CDR), which are attached to joining sections (J).
Serum free light chains gave us a clue to the diagnosis in this case.
Clonality assay (Vidiera) for identification of Ig light chains by PCR, 2005.
Under the agreement, the licensed Harbour transgenic mice produce H2L2 IgG antibodies, comprising two heavy chains and two light chains, with fully human variable regions.
The tumor cells were negative for CD20 (figure 3, A), positive for kappa light chains (figure 3, B), and slightly positive for both lambda light chains (figure 3, C) and CD38.
7,8) Chara myosin has the motor domain of the head with ATPase in the N-terminal region, followed by the neck consisting of six IQ motifs for binding of calmodulin or the calmodulin related protein as light chains, long [alpha]-helix to dimerize by forming the coiled-coil structure of the rod, and the globular tail in the C-terminal domain probably for binding with a cargo in order to transport it to its destination.
Normal immunoglobulins (Ig) consist of heavy chains (IgG, IgA, IgM, IgD, and IgE) and light chains (kappa or lambda).