Haptoglobin Types in 398 Blood Donors from Dakar (Senegal)

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FROM results already published on the haptoglobin types in African populations, three points deserve attention. First, the Hp (1–1) type is very frequent. Secondly, the Hp (1–2) modified type, described by Connel and Smithies, is present much more often than in European populations1. Thirdly, the so-called ahaptoglobinæmic sera, which are so rare in the latter, were found in Africa with a frequency of up to 40 per cent1,2.

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MOULLEC, J., FINE, J. & LINHARD, J. Haptoglobin Types in 398 Blood Donors from Dakar (Senegal). Nature 187, 517–518 (1960) doi:10.1038/187517a0

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