Serum Alpha 1 Antitrypsin and Pulmonary Emphysema

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Journal Of Pakistan Medical Association, Vol: 46, Issue: 5, Page: 102-105

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Shahid, Anjum; Aziz, Salimuddin; Zuben, Sarwar J.; Siddiqui, Anwar Ali; Ansari, Musawir; Waqar, Mohammed Anwar
Medicine and Health Sciences
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Using isoelectric focusing (lEE) and radial immunodiffusion (RID) techniques, serum samples from 100 normal healthy adults and 21 patients with pulmonary emphysema were analysed to identify varioud alpha 1 antitrypsin phenotypes and the Seru m concentrations,Ten percent of the patients had low serum values. The normal or most common genetic form, MM, is the predominant phenotype in both controls and patients (JPMA 46:102, 1996).