Eosinophil granule major basic protein 2 (MBP2 or major basic protein homolog) is a paralog of major basic protein (MBP1) and, similar to MBP1, is cytotoxic and cytostimulatory in vitro. MBP2, a small protein of 13,433 Da molecular weight, contains 10 cysteine residues. Mass spectrometry shows two cystine disulfide linkages (Cys20-Cys115 and Cys92-Cys107) and 6 cysteine residues with free sulfhydryl groups (Cys2, Cys23, Cys42, Cys43, Cys68, and Cys96). MBP2, similar to MBP1, has conserved motifs in common with C-type lectins. The disulfide bond locations are conserved among human MBP1, MBP2 and C-type lectins.