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Medical Term:

kappa (κ) light chain


Paired immunoglobulin light chains covalently bound to a pair of heavy chains to form an antibody molecule. They differ from lambda light chains in their disulfide bonding to the heavy chain subunits.

See Also: lambda (λ) light chain

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