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Esterase D polymorphism in Chinese and Japanese

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Esterase D phenotypes have been determined in Chinese and Japanese populations in the San Francisco area. The EsD1 gene frequencies were 0.612 for the Chinese population and 0.582 for the Japanese population.

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Sensabaugh, G.F., Golden, V.L. Esterase D polymorphism in Chinese and Japanese. Hum Genet 35, 103–105 (1976). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00295624

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Metabolic Disease
  • Chinese Population
  • Gene Frequency
  • Japanese Population