Hb Puttelange [beta 140(H18)Ala-->Val] was found in a 51-year-old Italian man who had mild polycythemia. The variant eluted from ion exchange high performance liquid chromatography at a position between Hb A and Hb A2. It comprised approximately 34% of the total hemoglobin, was weakly unstable and exhibited an increased oxygen affinity. Amplification of the beta-globin exons and nucleotide sequencing revealed a heterozygosity for a GCC-->GTC mutation in codon 140 corresponding to an Ala-->Val replacement. This substitution accounts for the altered functional properties, probably by producing indirect perturbation of the 2 3-diphosphoglycerate pocket through the nearby lysine residue at beta 82(EF6).
|Titolo:||Hb Puttelange [alpha140(H19)Ala->Val] in an Itallian man with polycythemia|
PALEARI, RENATA (Secondo)
MOSCA, ANDREA (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/12 - Biochimica Clinica e Biologia Molecolare Clinica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1997|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|