Immunoglobulin allotypes in patients in end-stage renal failure.


In a population of 282 Caucasoid patients in end-stage renal failure (ESRF) Gm and Km typing has confirmed a significant increase in the frequency of the Gm1,2,17;21 haplotype. This was confined to an increase in the number of heterozygous Gm(1,2,3,17;21,5,10,13,14) individuals. A concomitant decrease in the frequency of presumptive Gm(3,5,10,13,14… (More)