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Absence of the E2 allele of apolipoprotein in Amerindians

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Author(s): Marin Guilherme B. | Tavella Marli H. | Guerreiro João F. | Santos Sidney E.B. | Zago Marco A.

Journal: Brazilian Journal of Genetics
ISSN 0100-8455

Volume: 20;
Issue: 4;
Date: 1997;
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ABSTRACT
Determination of the ApoE allele distribution in five South American Amerindian tribes revealed absence of the ApoE2 allele, accompanied by high ApoE3 and low ApoE4 allele frequencies for most tribes, a distribution only previously reported for the Inuit Eskimo from Greenland.

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