1. Globin Genes and Haemoglobin

  1. Barbara J. Bain MB BS, FRACP, FRCPath Professor of Diagnostic Haematology1,
  2. Barbara J. Wild PhD, FIBMS Clinical Scientist2,
  3. Adrian D. Stephens MB BS, MD, FRCPath Honorary Consultant Haematologist3 and
  4. Lorraine A. Phelan MIBMS4

Published Online: 18 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328318.ch1

Variant Haemoglobins: A Guide to Identification

Variant Haemoglobins: A Guide to Identification

How to Cite

Bain, B. J., Wild, B. J., Stephens, A. D. and Phelan, L. A. (2010) Globin Genes and Haemoglobin, in Variant Haemoglobins: A Guide to Identification, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328318.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    St Mary's Hospital Campus of Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, St Mary's Hospital, London, UK

  2. 2

    Haemoglobinopathy Genetics Centre, University College Hospitals London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

  3. 3

    University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

  4. 4

    Haemoglobinopathy BMS Lead, Haematology Laboratory, St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405167154

Online ISBN: 9781444328318

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Keywords:

  • Globin genes and haemoglobin;
  • locus control region, alpha (LCRA);
  • International Society of Hematology (ISH);
  • Normal haemoglobins and their synthesis;
  • Globin gene structure and function;
  • Nomenclature of haemoglobins;
  • Mutations – what can go wrong?;
  • high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC);
  • The proportion of variant haemoglobins

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Normal haemoglobins and their synthesis

  • Globin gene structure and function

  • Nomenclature of haemoglobins

  • Mutations – what can go wrong?

  • The proportion of variant haemoglobins

  • References

  • Further reading