Further evidence of a silent Tf allele
Since the detection of transferrin polymorphism by Smithies in the year 1957 some cases of inherited atransferrinemia have been described in the clinical literature (Čáp et al. 1968; Sakata et al. 1969; Heilmeyer et al. 1981; Goya et al. 1972). However, only 3 well documented cases of an apparently “silent” Tf allele have been reported so far (Polesky et al. 1983; Weidinger et al. 1984; Lukka et al. 1985).
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