TITLE

Haptoglobin Types in Alzheimer's Disease and Senile Dementia

AUTHOR(S)
W. Op den Velde; Stam, F. C.
PUB. DATE
March 1973
SOURCE
British Journal of Psychiatry;Mar73, Vol. 122 Issue 568, p331
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the distribution of haptoglobin types in a group of patients with senile dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Investigations had shown that the genetics of the haptoglobin system were more complex. The genes responsible for the different haptoglobin types appeared to be located in chromosome 16. A significantly increased HpI gene frequency was discovered. This was most striking in those patients with Alzheimer's disease. The involvement of haptoglobin type with immune reactivity was also suggested.
ACCESSION #
24757682

 

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