Abstract

Abstract We investigated the distribution of haptoglobin (HP) alleles and haplotypes among Africans (Ghanaians), Europeans (from South Africa), and Chinese. HP*1F was present only in Africans and Europeans, whereas HP*del was unique to Chinese. Six base substitutions at the promoter region were population specific. Only 3 out of 18 haplotypes were shared among the populations. A probable application of HP in human population genetics appears legitimate.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-6617
Print ISSN
0018-7143
Pages
pp. 121-126
Launched on MUSE
2006-05-02
Open Access
No
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