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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Distribution of hemoglobin F, A, S, C, E and D quantities in 4 million newborn screening specimens.
An underestimation of glycation occurs in the presence of high amounts of Hemoglobin F, because its glycated sequence begins with glucose-glutamate-methioninephenylalanine-threonine-glutamate.
High levels of hemoglobin F had previously been found in infants born to mothers with chronic low oxygen resulting from severe asthma, anemia or heart failure.