Ring D Chromosome: A Second Case Associated with Anomalous Haptoglobin Inheritance

Science  30 Jun 1967:
Vol. 156, Issue 3783, pp. 1746-1748
DOI: 10.1126/science.156.3783.1746


A second child with a ring D chromosome and anomalous inheritance of haptoglobin has been identified. Autoradiographic studies of peripheral lymphocytes from this child and of those from the previously described patient indicate that the ring in each is derived from chromosome No. 13. These findings are evidence that the locus for the haptoglobin alpha-chain is situated on one end of chromosome No. 13.