Volume 36, Issue 5 (September 1991)

    Haptoglobin Typing in Canine Bloods

    (Received 6 November 1990; accepted 8 April 1991)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Haptoglobin typing by vertical electrophoresis in a discontinuous polyacrylamide gel was conducted on 47 dog blood samples, of which 19 were from Doberman pinschers, 20 from German shepherds, and 8 from pit bullterriers. Two phenotypes were common in the three breeds and could not be used to differentiate between them. Canine haptoglobin phenotypes were, however, sufficiently different from those of humans to warrant using haptoglobin typing as a method for determining the origin of bloodstains.


    Author Information:

    McSweeney, C
    Senior forensic scientists, Department of Biochemistry, North Regional Laboratory, New Jersey State Police, Little Falls, NJ

    Heaney, H
    Principal forensic scientists, Department of Biochemistry, North Regional Laboratory, New Jersey State Police, Little Falls, NJ

    Harrington, J
    Senior forensic scientists, Department of Biochemistry, North Regional Laboratory, New Jersey State Police, Little Falls, NJ

    Versoza, J
    Principal forensic scientists, Department of Biochemistry, North Regional Laboratory, New Jersey State Police, Little Falls, NJ

    Quarino, L
    Senior forensic scientist, Department of Biochemistry, North Regional Laboratory, New Jersey State Police, Little Falls, NJ

    Schwartz, T
    Senior forensic scientists, Department of Biochemistry, North Regional Laboratory, New Jersey State Police, Little Falls, NJ


    Stock #: JFS13176J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13176J

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    Title Haptoglobin Typing in Canine Bloods
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