hemoglobin Gower-1

he·mo·glo·bin Gow·er-1

a Hb of molecular formula ζ2ε2, found as a minor Hb in the early embryo; disappears by the third month of pregnancy in favor of hemoglobin Gower-2 and hemaglobin Portland and then by Hb F; the ζ chain has 141 amino acid residues. Synthesis of the ζ chain is deficient in cases of hydrops fetalis. Compare: hemoglobin Gower-2, hemoglobin Portland.
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