What are Bence jonce proteins?

Options :
  1. Immunoglobulin heavy chain found in urine
  2. Immunoglobulin light chain found in urine
  3. Immunoglobulin heavy chain found in blood
  4. Immunoglobulin light chain found in blood

Answer and Explanation :-

Answer: Option 2


The Bence Jones protein was described by the English physician Henry Bence Jones in 1847 and published in 1848. A Bence Jones protein is a monoclonal globulin protein or immunoglobulin light chain found in the urine, with a molecular weight of 22-24 kDa. Detection of Bence Jones protein may be suggestive of multiple myeloma or Waldenström's macroglobulinemia.

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