fetal hemoglobin


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fetal hemoglobin

[′fēd·əl ′hē·mə‚glō·bən]
(biochemistry)
A normal embryonic hemoglobin having alpha chains identical to those of normal adult human hemoglobin, and gamma chains similar to adult beta chains.
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Comparison of hemoglobin A1c measurements of samples with elevated fetal hemoglobin by three commercial assays.
Treatment of sickle cell anemia with hydroxyurea may increase fetal hemoglobin over 20%, ameliorating the anemia with improvement in the clinical manifestations of the disease.
The induction of fetal hemoglobin (HbF) is an established therapeutic strategy for sickle cell disease that also holds potential for the treatment of beta-thalassemia.
Another approach to reducing the effect of HbS polymer formation has been to augment the production of fetal hemoglobin (HbF).
Thalassemia and Globin Gene Regulation: Poster III Abstract #: 3259 Title: Induction of Human Fetal Hemoglobin Expression by Selective Inhibitors of Histone Deacetylase 1 and 2 (HDAC1/2) Authors Affiliated with the Following Institutions: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital and Acetylon Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Example 2: Fetal hemoglobin is replaced by adult hemoglobin (1) during the first 6 months of life.
Hyporegenerative anemia is characterized by depressed erythropoiesis with reduction in circulating reticulocyte count and low or undetectable numbers of erythrocytes containing fetal hemoglobin.
I also reminded myself that the FSpO2 value of 30% was in concord with the teaching in our professional textbooks regarding the fetal arterial oxygen of 16-18 mmHg in utero, variables of the developing fetus' hemoglobin dissociation curve, the behavior of left-shifted fetal hemoglobin, maternal placental oxygenation of the fetus, and normal post-parturition fetal umbilical arterial values.
But they suspect it boosts the body's supply of fetal hemoglobin, a type of hemoglobin produced by fetuses and newborns that does not form stiff rods inside red blood cells.
Dalal's project is titled "Modeling of human non-deletional hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin (HPFH) conditions in -globin locus transgenic mouse models: The -175 (T to C) and -195 (C to G) A-gamma globin gene point mutations.