New Genetically Determined Molecular Form of Erythrocyte Esterase in Man

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Science  05 Oct 1962:
Vol. 138, Issue 3536, pp. 31-32
DOI: 10.1126/science.138.3536.31


An altered molecular form of erythrocyte esterase was discovered in hemolysates from two males and one female in three generations of the same family. This indicates that the alternate enzyme form is under the control of a single autosomal gene. Evidence suggests that the atypical esterase is a variant form of erythrocyte carbonic anhydrase.