The Distribution of delta-Aminolevulinic Acid Dehydratase Genetic Variants in Kazak Population of China

  • Heng Wan
  • Published 2009 in
    2009 3rd International Conference on…
δ-Aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD) catalyzes the second step of heme synthesis. The ALAD gene shows a polymorphism leading to 2 alleles (ALAD1 and ALAD2) and 3 phenotypes (ALAD 1-1, ALAD 1-2 and ALAD 2-2). This polymorphism has been shown to affect lead toxicity and the risk of meningioma. In addition, there is little evidence showing interethnic… (More)