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Bence–Jones protein

noun \ˈben(t)s-ˈjōnz-\

Definition of BENCE-JONES PROTEIN

:  a polypeptide composed of one or two antibody light chains that is found especially in the urine of persons affected with multiple myeloma

Origin of BENCE-JONES PROTEIN

Henry Bence-Jones †1873 English physician and chemist
First Known Use: circa 1923
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Bence–Jones protein

noun \ˌben(t)s-ˌjōnz-\

Medical Definition of BENCE–JONES PROTEIN

:  a polypeptide composed of one or two antibody light chains that is found especially in the urine of persons affected with multiple myeloma

Biographical Note for BENCE–JONES PROTEIN

Bence–Jones, Henry (1814–1873), British physician. In 1848 Bence-Jones published an article announcing his discovery of a special protein (now known as Bence-Jones protein) in the urine of patients suffering from softening of the bones. The first physician to note the occurrence of xanthine in urine, Bence-Jones was also a recognized authority on diseases of the stomach and kidneys.

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