Haptoglobin and Transferrin Gene Frequencies in a Navajo Population: A New Transferrin Variant

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Science  14 Jul 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3472, pp. 106-108
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3472.106


The distribution of serum haptoglobin, transferrin, and ceruloplasmin has been studied by starch gel electrophoresis for a Navajo Indian population in Arizona. Only the three common haptoglobin phenotypes were observed, but a high percentage of a new faster-moving transferrin variant B0-1 was discovered. No unusual ceruloplasmins were found.