Structure and Variation in the Human Serum Amyloid A Gene Family

  • George H. SackJr.
  • C. Conover TalbotJr.


The small acute phase proteins collectively known as serum amyloid A (SAA) represent a family of molecules highly conserved in vertebrate evolution (Marhaug et al., 1986). Although of unknown function, they are likely related to host defense.


Familial Mediterranean Fever Acute Phase Protein Serum Amyloid Hybridization Pattern Familial Mediterranean Fever Patient 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • George H. SackJr.
    • 1
  • C. Conover TalbotJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Medicine, Biological Chemistry and Pediatrics and the J. F. Kennedy InstituteThe Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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