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Heavy chains

Heavy chain

(Science: protein) in general, the larger polypeptide in a multimeric protein. Thus the immunoglobulin heavy chain is of 50 kd, the light chain of 22 kd, whereas in myosin the heavy chain is very much larger (220 kd) than the light chains (~20 kd).


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Re: immunoglobulins

... and spleen. Each immunoglobulin molecule consists of four polypeptide chains: two heavy chains (H chains) and two light chains (L chains). There are five antigenically different ...

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Re: immunoglobulins

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Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:12 pm
 
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Topic: IMMUNOLOGY HELP!PLEASE!
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