Properdin factor B in black Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetic patients

Academic Article

Abstract

  • The properdin factor B(Bf) variant F1 was found in 20% of 70 black patients with Type 1 (insulindependent) diabetes compared with 7.3% of 165 control subjects, yielding a significant relative risk of 3.1. In addition, the BfF allele was negatively associated with Type 1 diabetes among blacks, resulting in a relative risk of 0.4. The data suggest that Type 1 diabetes in black Americans may be partially due to admixture of Caucasoid genes. © 1982 Springer-Verlag.
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  • Diabetologia  Journal
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    Author List

  • Budowle B; Reitnauer PJ; Barger BO; Go RCP; Roseman JM; Acton RT
  • Start Page

  • 483
  • End Page

  • 485
  • Volume

  • 22
  • Issue

  • 6