Globin Genes: Evolution
Published Online: 30 APR 2008
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Hardison, R. C. 2008. Globin Genes: Evolution. eLS. .
- Published Online: 30 APR 2008
Hemoglobins carry oxygen from the lungs to other tissues and are encoded by a family of globin genes that are differentially expressed during development. Defects in expression of these globin genes lead to inherited anemias called thalassemias. Other globin genes encode proteins involved in oxygen storage and other functions.
- α globin;
- β globin;