HBB

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HBB

A gene on chromosome 11p15.5 that encodes beta haemoglobin, which transports O2 in the circulation.

Molecular pathology
HBB mutations cause sickle cell anaemia, Heinz body anaemia, and various forms of beta thalassaemia.
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IFCC/IUPAC Proposal: The above IFCC/IUPAC document recommends that the name for the HbA1c test be changed to N-(1-deoxyfructos-1-yl) haemoglobin beta chain and that the units of measurement be mmol/mol.