Hb J-Cape Town alpha92(FG4)Arg->Gln
CONTACT alpha1beta2 contact
HEMATOLOGY Mild erythrocytosis and microcytosis in the heterozygote
ELECTROPHORESIS Hb A moves to the position of Hb J at alkaline pH
CHROMATOGRAPHY Hb X and Hb A separate by cation and anion exchange chromatography
STRUCTURE STUDIES Tryptic digestion; separation of peptides by fingerprinting; reversed phase HPLC; amino acid analysis
DNA ANALYSES A CGG->CAG mutation at codon 92 of the alpha2alpha1 hybrid gene that remains on a chromosome with the 3.7 kb deletion (Ref. 7)
FUNCTIONAL STUDIES Increased oxygen affinity; normal Bohr effect; decreased cooperativity
OCCURRENCE Found in several, partially native, families living in South Africa
OTHER INFORMATION Quantity in heterozygotes ~23% (Ref. 7); also found in combination with Hb E, and in a homozygote
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