Blood Genetic Markers in Bengali Muslims of BangladeshSaha N.
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
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Serum protein (albumin, haptoglobin, ceruloplasmin, transferrin and group-specific component), haemoglobin, and red cell enzyme (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase, acid phosphatase, esterase D, adenylate kinase, glyoxalase I, phosphoglucomutase, lactate dehydrogenase, malate dehydrogenase, phosphohexose isomerase and superoxide dismutase) polymorphisms were studied among the Bengali Muslims of Bangladesh. In general, the gene frequencies of the polymorphic systems were similar to those in West Bengal and Assam. There appears to be a relatively strong Mongoloid influence in the present population as evidenced by the presence of HbEand TfDChi, higher frequencies of Hp1and Gc1F, and a lower AK2frequency.
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