hemoglobin A


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he·mo·glo·bin A

[MIM*141800]
normal adult Hb (Hb A) with formula α2Aβ2A or α2β2.

hemoglobin A (Hb A)

normal adult hemoglobin composed of alpha and beta globin chains. Also called adult hemoglobin. Compare hemoglobin F. See also hemoglobinopathy.
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Molecular structure of hemoglobin

he·mo·glo·bin A

(Hb A) (hē'mō-glō'bin)
Normal adult hemoglobin, consisting of two variants, designated Hb A (by far the more prevalent) and Hb A2.
Synonym(s): haemoglobin A.
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HEMOGLOBIN A MOLECULE

hemoglobin A

A hemoglobin molecule composed of two alpha and two beta chains.
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See also: hemoglobin

Hemoglobin A

Normal adult hemoglobin that contains a heme molecule, two alpha-globin molecules, and two beta-globin molecules.

he·mo·glo·bin A

(Hb A) (hē'mō-glō'bin) [MIM*141800]
Normal adult Hb A with formula α2Aβ2A or α2β2.
Synonym(s): haemoglobin A.
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