Sept 16, 1968

Hereditary Disorders of Erythrocyte Metabolism

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edited by Ernest Beutler (symposium, Feb 13-15, 1967), 343 pp, with illus, $9, New York: Grune & Stratton, Inc., 1968.

JAMA. 1968;205(12):887. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140380091036

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The volume records the proceedings of a conference in which the advanced concepts about biochemical genetics of erythrocytes are presented by investigators actively engaged in enzyme research.

The volume contains the lectures and the discussions that followed. References are furnished for each topic. A 13-page index and a summary of abbreviations are also provided.

Electrophoretic variation in erythrocyte enzymes, including red blood cell acid phosphatase, phosphoglucomutase, and myokinase, is presented by H. Harris of London. The clinical, genetic, biochemical, and immunochemical aspects of "Acatalasemia in Japan" are summarized by S. Takahara and the observations of catalase deficiency in Switzerland by H. Aebi. Present knowledge about the "Hereditary Spherocytosis" is summarized by J. H. Jandl. A. G. Motulsky discusses the "Contributions of Hereditary Disorders of Red Cell Metabolism to Human Genetics."

Other topics include methemoglobinemia due to enzyme deficiency and deficiencies of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, glutathione, pyruvate kinase, and triosephosphate