Thalassemias

Thalassemias are inherited disorders in which there is an abnormality of one or more of the globin genes leading to reduced globin protein production. There is, therefore, an imbalance of ß:α globin chain synthesis leading to globin chain precipitation, ineffective erythropoiesis and hemolysis. The hemoglobin molecule is a tetramer consisting of 4 polypeptide chains, known as globins, which are usually: 2 […]






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