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Illustration showing a plasma cell with an S PEP graph in the foreground. Image was created for conference on myelomas where malignant or cancerous plasma cells, called myeloma cells, don't produce functioning antibodies, but instead produce a clonal protein, or immunoglobulin, that is known as a monoclonal protein. The myeloma cells also produce many proteins and chemicals into the local microenvironment of the bone marrow and directly into the blood stream.
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