Hb Buenos Aires beta85(F1)Phe->Ser
CONTACT External
HEMATOLOGY Compensated hemolytic anemia; Heinz bodies present with oxidative agents
ELECTROPHORESIS Hb X moves slower than Hb A at alkaline pH; a more intense minor Hb fraction is observed when stained with protein stains
CHROMATOGRAPHY Hb X was isolated by DE-52 cellulose chromatography
STRUCTURE STUDIES Tryptic digestion; separation of peptides by fingerprinting; amino acid analysis; thermolysin
DNA ANALYSES Not reported; presumed mutation TTT->TCT at codon 85
FUNCTION STUDIES Increased oxygen affinity; decreased cooperativity
OCCURRENCE Found in members of an Argentinean family, and in a 19-year-old Caucasian female, not in her parents or siblings
OTHER INFORMATION Quantity in the heterozygote 45-50% (protein stain); the Hb loses its heme group
1. de Weinstein, B.I., White, J.M., Wiltshire, B.G., and Lehmann, H.: Acta Haematol., 50:357, 1973.
2. Bradley, T.B., Wohl, R.C., Murphy, S.B., Oski, F.A., and Bunn, H.F.: Abstract, Blood, 40:947, 1972.

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