Chapter 1. Haemoglobin and the Genetics of Haemoglobin Synthesis

  1. Barbara J. Bain MBBS FRACP FRCPath

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988787.ch1

Haemoglobinopathy Diagnosis, Second Edition

Haemoglobinopathy Diagnosis, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bain, B. J. (ed) (2006) Haemoglobin and the Genetics of Haemoglobin Synthesis, in Haemoglobinopathy Diagnosis, Second Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988787.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Professor of Diagnostic Haematology, St Mary's Hospital Campus of Imperial College, Faculty of Medicine, London and Honorary Consultant Haematologist, St Mary's Hospital, London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405135160

Online ISBN: 9780470988787



  • haemoglobin;
  • S nitrosylation;
  • haemoglobin synthesis;
  • erythroid precursors;
  • cytoplasm


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Haemoglobins and their structure and function

  • Genetics of haemoglobin synthesis

  • Normal haemoglobins

  • Variant haemoglobins and abnormalities of globin gene synthesis

  • Thalassaemias and haemoglobinopathies

  • The proportion of variant haemoglobins

  • Check your knowledge

  • Further reading