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Q: Biochemistry - light chains ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Biochemistry - light chains
Category: Science > Biology
Asked by: siggy-ga
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Posted: 18 Apr 2006 18:06 PDT
Expires: 18 May 2006 18:06 PDT
Question ID: 720386
There are 'light chains' which are mentioned in various contexts:

   * immunoglobulins 
   * amyloid 
   * myosin

and more.  Are these light chains all the same thing?  That is, a
subunit which is usable in many contexts; or is each one different
from the other?
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Subject: Re: Biochemistry - light chains
From: pforcelli-ga on 18 Apr 2006 19:41 PDT
Can you clarify:

Are you asking if the light chain of immunoglobulin is the same light
chain found in myosin etc?

If so, then the answer is no. 

It is a generic term for the lower molecular weight subunit of a multimeric protein.

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