Skip to Content

kappa (κ) light chain


Definition: 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

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.