Human Genetics

, Volume 49, Issue 3, pp 349–353 | Cite as

Biochemical genetic markers in the Kadazans of Sabah, Malaysia

  • S. G. Tan
  • Y. -S. Teng
  • J. Ganesan
  • K. Y. Lau
  • L. E. Lie-Injo
Original Investigations


Kadazans, the largest indigenous group in Sabah, northern Borneo, were surveyed for glyoxalase I, phosphoglucomutase I, red cell acid phosphatase, esterase D, adenosine deaminase, soluble glutamate pyruvate transaminase, soluble glutamate oxaloacetate transaminase, 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase, uridine monophosphate kinase, adenylate kinase, peptidase B and D, superoxide dismutase, C5, group specific component, haptoglobin and transferrin.

Kadazans were found to be polymorphic for GLOI, PGMI, RCAP, esterase D, ADA, s-Gpt, 6PGD, UMPK, Gc, C5, haptoglobin and peptidase B. Rare variants were found for transferrin and peptidase D. No variant was found for s-Got, SOD and AK.


Transferrin Acid Phosphatase Oxaloacetate Adenosine Deaminase Glutamate Pyruvate Transaminase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. G. Tan
    • 1
  • Y. -S. Teng
    • 2
  • J. Ganesan
    • 3
  • K. Y. Lau
    • 4
  • L. E. Lie-Injo
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity Pertanian MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia
  2. 2.University of California International Center for Medical ResearchKuala LumpurMalaysia
  3. 3.Institute for Medical ResearchKuala LumpurMalaysia
  4. 4.University of California International Center for Medical ResearchKuala LumpurMalaysia
  5. 5.Department of Epidemiology and International HealthUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoU.S.A.

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