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Hemoglobin. 1982;6(3):223-31.

Hb A2-Canada or alpha 2 delta 2 99(G1) Asp replaced by Asn, a newly discovered delta chain variant with increased oxygen affinity occurring in cis to beta-thalassemia.


An Indian family is described in which the father has a delta chain abnormal hemoglobin which is the result of a mutation of the delta gene in cis to a beta-thalassemia heterozygosity. The abnormality concerns a substitution of the Asp residue in position 99 (G1) by an Asn residue. A similar substitution has been found in the beta chain of Hb Kempsey (alpha 2 beta 2 99 Asp replaced by Asn). The observed abnormality results in a greatly increased oxygen affinity of this newly discovered Hb A2 variant.

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