Recombinant full length protein, corresponding to amino acids 1-120 of Human beta 2 Microglobulin
Abcam is committed to meeting high standards of ethical manufacturing and has decided to discontinue this product by June 2019 as it has been generated by the ascites method. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We would recommend antibody ab175031 as a replacement.
Shipped at 4°C. Upon delivery aliquot and store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid repeated freeze / thaw cycles.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
WB: Use at a concentration of 1-5 µg/ml. IHC-P: Use at a concentration of 3 µg/ml.
Not yet tested in other applications. Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Component of the class I major histocompatibility complex (MHC). Involved in the presentation of peptide antigens to the immune system.
Involvement in disease
Defects in B2M are the cause of hypercatabolic hypoproteinemia (HYCATHYP) [MIM:241600]. Affected individuals show marked reduction in serum concentrations of immunoglobulin and albumin, probably due to rapid degradation. Note=Beta-2-microglobulin may adopt the fibrillar configuration of amyloid in certain pathologic states. The capacity to assemble into amyloid fibrils is concentration dependent. Persistently high beta(2)-microglobulin serum levels lead to amyloidosis in patients on long-term hemodialysis.
Belongs to the beta-2-microglobulin family. Contains 1 Ig-like C1-type (immunoglobulin-like) domain.
Glycation of Ile-21 is observed in long-term hemodialysis patients.