Transferrin subtyping of human bloodstains

Brude Budowle, Elaine Scott

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A method was described for subtyping transferrin derived from human bloodstains. Bloodstain cuttings were extracted in 0.5% ferrous ammonium sulfate. The extracts were subjected to ultrathin-layer polyacrylamide gel isoelectric focusing. After isoelectric focusing, transferrin was detected by silver staining. This method permitted the successful typing of Tf in 6-month-old blood stains maintained at -20°C and room temperature and 3-month-old bloodstains maintained at 37°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-275
Number of pages7
JournalForensic Science International
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Aug 1985


  • Bloodstains
  • Isoelectric focusing
  • Transferrin
  • Ultrathin-layer polyacrylamide gel isoelectric focusing


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