Western blot analysis of B2M over-expressed 293 cell line, cotransfected with B2M Validated Chimera RNAi ( Cat # H00000567-R01V ) (Lane 2) or non-transfected control (Lane 1). Blot probed with B2M monoclonal antibody (M01), clone 3F9-2C2 (Cat # H00000567-M01 ). GAPDH ( 36.1 kDa ) used as specificity and loading control.
This gene encodes a serum protein found in association with the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I heavy chain on the surface of nearly all nucleated cells. The protein has a predominantly beta-pleated sheet structure that can form amyloid fibrils in some pathological conditions. A mutation in this gene has been shown to result in hypercatabolic hypoproteinemia
beta chain of MHC class I molecules,beta-2-microglobin