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Descriptor English: Paraproteins
Descriptor Spanish: Paraproteínas
Descriptor Portuguese: Paraproteínas
Descriptor French: Paraprotéines
Entry term(s): Paraprotein
Tree number(s): D12.776.124.486.485.900
D12.776.124.790.651.900
D12.776.377.715.548.900
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010266
Scope note: Abnormal immunoglobulins synthesized by atypical cells of the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM. Paraproteins containing only light chains lead to Bence Jones paraproteinemia, while the presence of only atypical heavy chains leads to heavy chain disease. Most of the paraproteins show themselves as an M-component (monoclonal gammopathy) in electrophoresis. Diclonal and polyclonal paraproteins are much less frequently encountered.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Pharm Action: Immunologic Factors
Previous Indexing: Blood Protein Disorders (1966-1975)
Immunoglobulins (1970-1975)
specific immunoglobulin (1966-1975)
Public MeSH Note: 76; was see under GLOBULINS 1963-65
History Note: 76; was see under GLOBULINS 1963-65
DeCS ID: 22253
Unique ID: D010266
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Date Established: 1976/01/01
Date of Entry: 1975/07/25
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Paraproteins - Preferred
Concept UI M0015906
Scope note Abnormal immunoglobulins synthesized by atypical cells of the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM. Paraproteins containing only light chains lead to Bence Jones paraproteinemia, while the presence of only atypical heavy chains leads to heavy chain disease. Most of the paraproteins show themselves as an M-component (monoclonal gammopathy) in electrophoresis. Diclonal and polyclonal paraproteins are much less frequently encountered.
Preferred term Paraproteins
Entry term(s) Paraprotein



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