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
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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