Hb Westmead alpha122(H5)His->Gln
CONTACT alpha1beta1 contact
HEMATOLOGY About normal in the heterozygote
ELECTROPHORESIS No separation of Hb X and Hb A at alkaline pH; Hb Westmead can best be detected as an abnormal alpha chain by globin chain electrophoresis or by reversed phase HPLC
STRUCTURE STUDIES Fingerprinting; amino acid analysis; chymotrypsin; Dansyl-Edman degradation
DNA ANALYSES A CAC->CAG mutation at codon 122 of the alpha2 gene (Ref. 2)
OCCURRENCE Found in several Chinese and Laotian families
OTHER INFORMATION Quantity in heterozygotes 15-20%; frequently observed in combination with alpha-thal
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