Quintuple α-globin gene: A novel allele in a sudanese man

Rachel J. Cook, James D. Hoyer, W. Edward Highsmith

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□ Multiple α-globin repeats have previously been discovered in humans and other mammals. A quintuple α-globin gene (αα/ ααααα) was found in a Sudanese male undergoing evaluation for microcytosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • α-Globin
  • α-Thalassemia (α-thal)
  • Duplication
  • Microcytosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Biochemistry, medical

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