Antitrypsin and Gc polymorphisms in some populations of Congo: an unusual, highly frequent mutant, PIS, in Bateke and Babenga

Vincenzo Lorenzo Pascali, Dalila Ranalletta, G. Spedini

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Abstract

Four population samples from Congo (Beti and Bateke from Cuvette area, Bateke and Babenga from 'Pool' area) were typed for the electrophoretic mutants of protease inhibitor (PI) and group-specific component (Gc), as part of a general survey on the genetic structure of these ethnic groups. An unusual PI mutant (tentatively called PIS*) had a singularly high frequency in the Bateke and the Babenga. Data shown here will help in ascertaining whether genetic differentiation could exist in Congolese populations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-271
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Human Biology
Volume13
Publication statusPublished - 1986

Keywords

  • Polymorphism (Genetics)
  • alpha 1 antitrypsin
  • vitamin D binding protein

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