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Micro Method of Haptoglobin Typing using Acrylamide Gels

Naturevolume 199pages490491 (1963) | Download Citation



THE value of haptoglobin typing for human sera in relation to population investigations is well known1. The usual method of haptoglobin typing following electrophoresis on starch gels2 is reliable but rather slow and cumbersome so that a quick and reliable method is of considerable advantage when large numbers of sera are to be examined.

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    Smithies, O., and Walker, N. F., Nature, 176, 1265 (1955). Sutton, M. E., Neel, J. V., Binson, C., and Zuelzer, W. W., ibid., 178, 1287 (1956). Allison, A. C., Blumberg, B. S., and ap Rees, Mrs., ibid., 181, 824 (1958). Curtain, C. C., Austral. J. Sci., 21, 95 (1959).

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    Smithies, O., Biochem. J., 61, 629 (1955).

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    Owen, J. A., Silberman, H. J., and Got, C., Nature, 182, 1373 (1958).

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  1. Baker Medical Research Institute, Melbourne



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