Polymorphism of Orosomucoid (ORM).Formal genetics and population data
Acid α1-Glycoprotein or Orosomucoid (ORM) represents a plasma sialoglycoprotein with unusually high carbohydrate content. It consists of a single 40 kD polypeptide chain with 181 aminoacids and five heteropolysaccharide side chains (Schmid et al.1973). Its biological function is described as acute phase reactant (Kushner 1982) with protective responses in inflammatory and infectious states (Friedman 1983).
KeywordsAcute Phase Reactant Common Allele Infectious State Formal Genetic Autosomal Locus
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