Effect of haptoglobin on the metabolism of vitamin C.
The haptoglobin 2-2 phenotype affects serum markers of iron status in healthy males.
Serum vitamin C concentration is influenced by haptoglobin polymorphism and iron status in Chinese.
Oxidized low-density lipoprotein, iron stores, and haptoglobin polymorphism.
Haptoglobin also has antioxidant (12), angiogenic (13), and antiinflammatory effects (11,14).
We postulated that functional differences between the haptoglobin phenotypes might be related to the severity and frequency of seizure attacks in patients with epilepsy.
Phenotyping of haptoglobin was performed by gel electrophoresis followed by peroxidase staining (16).
Analysis of differences in haptoglobin phenotype distributions in patients and controls was done by [chi square] test.