beta globulin


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Related to beta globulin: gamma globulin, alpha globulin, albumin

beta globulin

[′bād·ə ′gläb·yə·lən]
(biochemistry)
A heterogeneous fraction of serum globulins containing transferrin and various complement components.
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In our opinion, residual inflammation from the pretreatment biopsy may explain the slight increases in median beta globulin and total globulin concentrations seen in the posttreatment protein electrophoresis of the AGPs.
catesbeiana were similar to those reported on other frogs (PCV, Na, K, Ca, Mg), and toads (total protein, albumin, alpha-1, alpha-2 and beta globulins, uric acid, triglycerides, glucose, P, Fe).
(2,3) Globulin cross reaction has been reported in samples from clinically ill dogs, (11) and cross reaction of BCG with beta globulin transferrin has been reported in rats.
(3,5,6) The alpha-1, alpha-2, and beta globulin fractions of the EPH contain most of the acute-phase proteins, including fibrinogen and serum amyloid A, whereas the gamma fraction contains antibodies to viral, bacterial, or fungal pathogens.
Mean electrophoretic values were prealbumin 1.4 g/L, albumin 14.2 g/L, alpha 1 globulin 5.9 g/L, alpha 2 globulin 4.7 g/L, beta globulin 7.5 g/L, gamma globulin 3.6 g/L, and albumin/globulins ratio 0.8 g/L.