|Ref Sequence Id||NP_776318.1|
|Amino Acid Lenth||118|
|Protein Existence Status||Reviewed: Experimental evidence at protein level|
|Presence in other biological fluids/tissue/cells||human urine, plasma, and cerebrospinal fiuid.|
|Protein Function||Component of class 1 MHC ; its presence is necessary for posttranslational processing and insertion of HLA heavy chains into the membrane; stabilize the structure of the heavy chain and its removal causes loss of alloantigenic sites on HLA; the MHC class I antigens, in complex with ,ß2m, participate in specific recognition and functional events involving both foreign antigens and receptors on cytotoxic T-cell lymphocytes; major protein constituent of the amyloid fibrils in Hemodialysis-associated amyloidosis|
|Biochemical Properties||human ß2-microglobulin is monomeric in solution; sedimentation coefficient is 1.65S; cntains one cystine residue per monomer and no free sulfhydryl groups were detected; closely resembles the constant domains of Ig with significant differences only in the polypeptide loops connecting the p structures|
|Significance in milk||highest at the beginning of lactation; transmission of humoral immunity from a mother to her young in the mouse occurs mostly postnatally by the uptake of IgG from maternal milk into the pup’s systemic circulation. IgG binds to the brush borders of jejunal epithelial cells which fails to happen if ß2M gene is dirupted|
|PTMs||incubating normal ß2M with glucose produces advanced glycatione end products that make ß2M more acidic- promotes amyloidosis|
|PDB ID||1BMG, 2XFX, 3L9R, 3PWV, 4F7C, 4F7E, 4IIQ, 4L8S, 4L9L, 4LCC,|
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