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Humangenetik

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 107–109 | Cite as

LDH variants in India

  • S. R. Das
  • B. N. Mukherjee
  • S. K. Das
  • R. Ananthakrishnan
  • N. M. Blake
  • R. L. Kirk
Short Communications

Summary

17 examples of genetically controlled variation of LDH have been encountered in a survey of 1331 Indian blood samples collected in Calcutta and Madras. 15 of the variants (10 in Calcutta and 5 in Madras) were identical and have been given the trivial name ‘Calcutta-1’. The other 2 examples were found in Madras and have been called ‘Madras-1’. ‘Calcutta-1’ is an A-subunit variant, whilst ‘Madras-1’ is a B-subunit variant. The overall frequency of LDH variants in India (1.28 per cent) is among the highest reported for any population in the world.

Keywords

Internal Medicine Blood Sample Metabolic Disease Indian Blood 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. R. Das
    • 1
  • B. N. Mukherjee
    • 1
  • S. K. Das
    • 1
  • R. Ananthakrishnan
    • 2
  • N. M. Blake
    • 2
  • R. L. Kirk
    • 2
  1. 1.Indian Statistical InstituteCalcuttaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Human BiologyJohn Curtin School of Medical ResearchCanberraAustralia

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