Volume 23, Issue 2 (April 1978)
Enzyme Typing of Human Hair Roots
At present there exists no reliable means of characterizing human hair. Although several attempts have been made to provide improved techniques for the examination of hair, relatively little progress has been made . In the present study, the possibility of detecting isoenzymes in hair roots after electrophoresis was investigated as a means of characterizing human hair. The enzymes chosen were those for which genetically determined isoenzyme systems are well documented (phosphoglucomutase, acid phosphatase, adenosine deaminase, adenylate kinase, and esterase D) and which are easily demonstrable after starchgel electrophoresis.