Matrix -carboxyglutamic acid protein (MGP) genotypes (G- 7A and T-138C) were determined in 266 individuals from three Mexican populations. Mexicans showed increased frequencies of the G-7A G allele and the G7-A GG genotype compared to Europeans. For the T-138C genotype, we found differences among the Mexicans. This study could help to define the significance of MGP polymorphisms as genetic markers in Amerindian populations.
Hernandez-Pacheco, Guadalupe; Murguia, Luis Enrique; Rodriguez-Perez, Jose Manuel; and Fragoso, Jose Manuel
"Matrix -Carboxyglutamic Acid Protein (MGP) G-7A and T-138C Gene Polymorphisms in Indian (Mayo and Teenek) and Mestizo Populations from Mexico,"
3, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/humbiol/vol77/iss3/7