Hb J- Meerut [α 120 (H3) Ala →Glu (α1)] in a Turkish male

Gunçag Dinçol, Serkan Güvenç, Dedrey Elam, Abdullah Kutlar, Ferdane Kutlar

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Hb J Meerut is an infrequently found α-globin variant. It has previously been reported in various populations around the world. One particular case reported in 1994 included a Turkish family. In this report, details of a second case of Hb J Meerut in a Turkish male who is unrelated to the first family are described. In the present case a slight increase in the oxygen affinity of Hb J Meerut, relative to that of the normal control, has been observed as detected by low p50 values in arterial whole blood. Additionally, a slight increase in red blood cell count, as compared against a normal individual, was observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-27
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2 2006


  • DNA analysis
  • Hb J-Meerut [α 120 (H3) Ala→Glu (α1)]
  • Slightly increased oxygen affinity
  • Turkish male

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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