Native beta-2 microglobulin is a component of MHC class I molecules, which are present on all nucleated cells. Levels of beta-2 microglobulin can be used to assess renal function in kidney transplant recipients. Also known as B2M, it has been suggested that this protein can be used as a prognostic marker for HIV infection.
- Target Species
- Product Form
- Human beta-2 microglobulin - lyophilised
- Reconstitute with 1.0ml sterile PBS
Care should be taken during reconstitution as the protein may appear as a film at the bottom of the vial. Bio-Rad recommend that the vial is gently mixed after reconstitution.
- Human beta-2 microglobulin was prepared from urine from patients with renal tubular proteinuria.
- Buffer Solution
- Ammonium bicarbonate
- Preservative Stabilisers
- None present.
- >40% by SDS-PAGE
- Protein Molecular Weight
- 12 kDa
- Prior to reconstitution store at +4oC.
After reconstitution store at -20oC.
Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the protein.
- 12 months from date of despatch
- Entrez Gene
- GO Terms
antigen processing and presentation of peptide antigen via MHC class I
MHC class I protein complex
early endosome membrane
regulation of defense response to virus by virus
interferon-gamma-mediated signaling pathway
- For research purposes only
This product has been reported to work in the following applications. This information is derived from testing within our laboratories, peer-reviewed publications or personal communications from the originators. Please refer to references indicated for further information. For general protocol recommendations, please visit the antibody protocols page.
Applications of Beta 2 Microglobulin
Where this product has not been tested for use in a particular technique this does not necessarily exclude its use in such procedures. Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrates the product for use in their own system using the appropriate negative/positive controls.
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