haemoglobin Imedical dictionary

An abnormal Hb with a single a chain substitution, molecular formula a216Lys→Glub2A; a thalassaemia-like syndrome has been found in individuals heterozygous for both Hb I and alpha-thalassaemia genes, with formation of about 70% Hb I.

American spelling: hemoglobin I

(05 Mar 2000)