The blood glucose levels of pregnant women with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and the blood glucose levels of newborns during the first few hours of life show an association with maternal Rh genotype. Distortions of joint maternal-fetal Rh phenotype distribution have also been observed. Because a cluster of genes involved in glycide metabolism is located on the short arm of chromosome 1, the present observations may reflect the action of these genes.
Gloria-Bottini, F; Gerlini, G; Amante, A; Pascone, R; and Bottini, E
"Diabetic Pregnancy: Evidence of Selection on the Rh Blood Group System,"
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