The possible physiologic effect of the differential enzymic activities of placental alkaline phosphatase alleles P1(s1), P1(F1) and P1(I1) on the early developmental phases of human life was studied. Growth data (body weight, total length, crown rump length and head circumference) from 600 middle class Bengali infants from Calcutta, India in the first year of their life are related to their alkaline phosphatase genotypes. The study does not reveal any differential physiologic action of these enzymic electrophoretic variations. The growth rates in the present sample are similar to other surveys describing the standards set for Indian infants.
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 1975|