lambda chain


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lambda chain

[′lam·də ‚chān]
(immunology)
A 22-kilodalton protein that is one of the two forms of smaller polypeptide chains (known as light chains) that occur in immunoglobulins.
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Installing the Tsubaki Lambda chain solved a number of problems; the very low elongation properties have enabled the installation of smaller automatic tensioners and this combination has resulted in over twelve months of trouble-free operation.
(10,11) Serum FLC levels are determined by immunonephelometry using sheep polyclonal antibodies that recognize epitopes on free kappa and lambda chains, which are hidden when light and heavy chains are associated in the immunoglobulin molecule.
Its Lambda chain uses a unique design which is self-lubricating from the inside out; external lubrication is unnecessary which means that foreign contaminants do not work their way inside and the working parts remain protected from the fine dust.