21 October 2017
Int J Med Sci 2006; 3(1):26-27. doi:10.7150/ijms.3.26
Hb J- Meerut [α 120 (H3) Ala ->Glu (α1)] In A Turkish Male
1. Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine, Istanbul Medical School, University of Istanbul, Çapa, Istanbul, Turkey
Hb J Meerut is an infrequently found α-globin variant. It has previously been reported in various populations around the world. One particular case reported in 1994 included a Turkish family. In this report, details of a second case of Hb J Meerut in a Turkish male who is unrelated to the first family are described. In the present case a slight increase in the oxygen affinity of Hb J Meerut, relative to that of the normal control, has been observed as detected by low p50 values in arterial whole blood. Additionally, a slight increase in red blood cell count, as compared against a normal individual, was observed.
Keywords: Hb J-Meerut [α 120 (H3) Ala->Glu (α1)], DNA analysis, Turkish male, slightly increased oxygen affinity
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Dinçol G, Güvenç S, Elam D, Kutlar A, Kutlar F. Hb J- Meerut [α 120 (H3) Ala ->Glu (α1)] In A Turkish Male. Int J Med Sci 2006; 3(1):26-27. doi:10.7150/ijms.3.26. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v03p0026.htm