Beta-2-microglobulin in hemodialysis patients. Effects of different dialyzers and different dialysis procedures.

@article{Mayer1988Beta2microglobulinIH,
  title={Beta-2-microglobulin in hemodialysis patients. Effects of different dialyzers and different dialysis procedures.},
  author={Gert Mayer and John K. Thum and Wolfgang Woloszczuk and Helmut Graf},
  journal={American journal of nephrology},
  year={1988},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={
          280-4
        }
}
beta 2-Microglobulin (beta 2m) has been identified as the major constituent of dialysis-related amyloid. Although there is no clear correlation between absolute beta 2m levels and amyloidosis-related symptoms, elevated serum levels are thought to be the basis for tissue deposition of beta 2m. Besides diminished renal excretion and insufficient removal during hemodialysis, a dialysis-related induction of beta 2m production is discussed as the major cause of elevated serum beta 2m levels. In… CONTINUE READING

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