Hb F-Malta-I Ggamma117(G19)His->Arg
ELECTROPHORESIS Hb FX moves between Hb S and Hb C at alkaline pH
IEF About the same
CHROMATOGRAPHY Hb FX can be separated from Hb A and Hb F by cation and anion exchange chromatography
STRUCTURE STUDIES Tryptic digestion of AE-gammaX chain; separation of peptides by fingerprinting and reversed phase HPLC; amino acid analysis
DNA ANALYSES A CAT->CGT mutation at codon 117 (Ref. 3)
NOTES Occurs at reasonably high frequency in Maltese and some Italian newborn babies; its occurrence is linked to the beta chain variant Hb Valletta [beta87(F3)Thr->Pro] (Ref. 3)
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3. Kutlar, F., Felice, A.E., Grech, J.L., Bannister, W.H., Kutlar, A., Wilson, J.B., Webber, B.B., Hu, H., and Huisman, T.H.J.: Hum. Genet., 86:591, 1991.

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