Catalase Abnormality in a Caucasian Family in the United States

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Science  17 May 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3568, pp. 816-817
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3568.816


An erythrocyte catalase with atypical electromigration velocity was discovered in three generations of a family of Scandinavian-British extraction. Six members are heterozygous for the hereditary autosomal character; no abnormal homozygotes were found. The condition is associated with normal erythrocyte catalase activity and with no clinical or subclinical disease.