Genetic control of human plasma creatine phosphokinase activity

H. Y. Meltzer*, E. Dorus, L. Grunhaus, J. M. Davis, R. Belmaker

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Plasma creatine phosphokinase (CPK) activity was determined in 14 monozygotic (MZ) and 14 dizygotic (DZ) twin pairs. The heritability indexes calculated for plasma CPK activity indicated support for the hypothesis that plasma CPK activity is under some genetic control. This finding is discussed in relation to various diseases in which plasma CPK activity is increased.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-326
Number of pages6
JournalClinical genetics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Genetics


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