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Parentage Testing Using DBP Subtyping in South African (SA) Populations

  • W. Petersen
  • T. Schlaphoff
  • R. Martell
  • E. du Toit
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Forensic Haemogenetics book series (HAEMOGENETICS, volume 4)

Abstract

The vitamin D binding protein (DBP) of human plasma, also referred to as group specific component (GC), was first described by Hirschfeld in 1959. One of its major functions is to act as a transport protein for vitamin D-3 and its naturally occurring derivatives.

Keywords

Genetic System South African Group Specific Component Paternity Case Monospecific Antiserum 
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References

  1. Constans J and Viau M (1977) Group-specific component: evidence for two subtypes of the Gel gene. Science 198: 1070–1071PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Hirschfeld J (1959) Immuno-electrophoretic demonstration of qualitative differences in human sera and their relation to the haptoglobins. Acta Pathol Microbial Scand 47: 160–168CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Petersen
    • 1
  • T. Schlaphoff
    • 1
  • R. Martell
    • 1
  • E. du Toit
    • 1
  1. 1.Provincial Laboratory for Tissue ImmunologyCape TownSouth Africa

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