hemoglobin A

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hemoglobin A

[′hē·mə‚glō·bən ′ā]
(biochemistry)
The type of hemoglobin found in normal adults, which moves as a single component in an electrophoretic field, is rapidly denatured by highly alkaline solutions, and contains two titratable sulfhydryl groups per molecule.
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On acid electrophoresis, the two hemoglobin variants, however, had mobilities identical to Hb A but not Hb C.
Its identity was inferred from the analysis of a patient who had been diagnosed to be Hb EE (or Hb E-[beta][degrees]-thalassemia), with only Hb E and no Hb A, MCV = 65.
Hb A and Hb S concentrations were corrected for small unknown peaks (glycosylated Hbs and degradation peaks) with the following formula: Hb [S.