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Haemoglobinopathies

  1. Dimitris L Loukopoulos

Published Online: 22 JUL 2003

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002273

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Loukopoulos, D. L. 2003. Haemoglobinopathies. eLS. .

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  1. University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUL 2003

Abstract

Haemoglobin carries oxygen from the lungs to the tissues in a very precise manner defined by its unique structure. Alteration of this structure during genetic events leads to ‘variant’ molecules which may have different properties causing interference with oxygen delivery and impairment of the carrier's health.

Keywords:

  • haemoglobin;
  • haemoglobinopathies;
  • haemoglobin variants;
  • globin genes