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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Bence Jones Protein

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Is bence jones protein different from regular protein in urine?

Is bence jones protein different from regular protein in urine?

Yes: Usually, Albumin or a mix of proteins are the stuff in "proteinuria". Bence-jones is immunoglobulin light chains and is much more worrisome. It also often doesn't show on the urine dipsticks that are the usual screen for proteinuria. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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Read that Bence Jones Protein can sometimes appear in 24 hr urine and be missed/normal in serum Free Light Chain Assay? Normal SPEP but no UPEP done..

Read that Bence Jones Protein can sometimes appear in 24 hr urine and be missed/normal in serum Free Light Chain Assay? Normal SPEP but no UPEP done..

No consensus: The serum free light chain assay is newer and is supposed to detect free light chains in serum even before they are detectable in urine. The old protocol was with plasma electrophoresis and urine protein immunofixation. It all depends now on the hematologist's confidence level in the new test. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mom has plasmacytoma in upper tibia.we tested serum protin electrophoresis,bence-jones protine,cacium,esr.?

What do you suggest if my mom has plasmacytoma in upper tibia.we tested serum protin electrophoresis,bence-jones protine,cacium,esr.?

Seek Oncologist to t: She needs to be treated by an Oncologist. Treatment may be carried out with radiotherapy(if there is no other abnormality away from Tibia) or Chemotherapy if she has any indications of Myeloma cells outside the Tibia lesion. This is a critical decision to be made only by a specialist (Hematologist or Oncologist) ...Read more

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What protein causes activation of integrins?

What protein causes activation of integrins?

Very complex!: In cells, the priming is accomplished by a protein talin, which binds to the ? tail of the integrin dimer and changes its conformation to its active confirmation! ...Read more

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What causes protein in the urine?

What causes protein in the urine?

A lot of causes: In young people protein in the urine is usually due to heavy exercise or could be due to standing too long but it usually is minimal. The most common pathological cause of protein in the urine is diabetes followed by hypertension. Other causes are usually "glomerulonephritis" which are a group of diseases affecting the functional units of the kidneys. If you have protein in the urine call ur doc. ...Read more

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What causes high protein in the blood?

What causes high protein in the blood?

Two simple causes.: 1. Dehydration (loss of water) 2. Type of blood cancer producing lot of abonormal antibody proteins (plasma cell myeloma and related neoplasms). Needs proper evaluation for other rare possibilities including technical errors in estimation. ...Read more

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Can having glactoria cause high protein in the blood?

Can  having glactoria cause high protein in the blood?

If I understand the: Question , having galactorhea indicate high prolactin level ? The answer is yes . Prolactin is responsible for lactation in breast feeding women . If there is galactorhea in non lactating women or men , it indicate the prolactin level is higher than normal due to some reason . In psychiatric practice , we see lots of people having it due to antipsychotic medication mainly Risperidone ...Read more