Published Online: 1 July 1977
Page Count: 6
Graduate student, Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.
Faculty fellow, Institute of Chemical Analysis, Applications and Forensic Science, Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.
Chief immunochemist, Millipore Biomedica, Bedford, Mass.
(Received 2 September 1976; accepted 20 December 1976)
Haptoglobin is a plasma glycoprotein with α2: electrophoretic mobility which plays a role in hemoglobin catabolism. It is of interest to the forensic scientist because it exhibits polymorphism. The three most common phenotypes are designated Hp 2-1 (the heterozygous state), Hp 2-2, and Hp 1-1.
Paper ID: JFS10629J