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Acta Haematol. 1975;53(6):347-55.

A new Hb variant: Hb F Sardinia gamma75(E19) isoleucine leads to threonine found in a family with Hb G Philadelphia, beta-chain deficiency and a Lepore-like haemoglobin indistinguishable from Hb A2.


A 59-year-old man with beta-thalassaemia major is unusually well. He has no beta-chains in his haemoglobin but is heterozygous for the genes responsible for alphaA and for alphaG Philadelphia. In addition he is also heterozygous for the genes responsible for gammaF and a new gamma-chain, gamma75(E19) Ile-Thr, named gammaF Sardinia. It was not possible to isolate the mutant gamma-chain, but from the overall ratios of Ggamma-:Agamma-Chain and gamma75 Ile : gamma75 Thr, it could be inferred that the mutation had presumably occured in the Ggamma-chain. Some of the propositus' siblings have high levels of Hb A2, and it is suggested that they possibly carry a gene for Lepore chain with the deltabeta-crossover after residue delta126.

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