A Glimpse of G6PD Deficiency

The most common inborn metabolic disorder is Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. G6PD is an enzyme important to red blood cells. A deficiency in G6PD enzyme would result to the easy rupture of red blood cells under certain conditions.

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BloodType and the Filipinos

Blood type or blood group is a classification of blood based on the presence or absence of inherited antigenic substances on the surface of red blood cells (RBCs). These antigens may be proteins, carbohydrates, glycoproteins, or glycolipids, depending on the blood group system. Some of these antigens are also present on the surface of other types of cells of various tissues.

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