One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The protein subunit that, as one of a pair, forms part of the main antigen-binding region of an immunoglobulin molecule.
- ‘This assay is highly sensitive to increasing concentrations of monoclonal free kappa or free lambda light chains in the serum of patients with evolving or relapsing myelomas.’
- ‘The complete dissociation of all of the regulatory light chains was a precondition of later experiments.’
- ‘Free kappa and lambda light chains are antibody fragments secreted by plasma cells in the bone marrow.’
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