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Neonatal cyanosis due to a new (G)γ-globin variant causing low oxygen affinity: Hb F-Sarajevo [(G)γ102(G4)Asn→Thr, AAC>ACC]


Zimmermann-Baer, Urs; Capalo, Ralph; Dutly, Fabrizio; Saller, Elisabeth; Troxler, Heinz; Kohler, Malcolm; Frischknecht, Hannes (2012). Neonatal cyanosis due to a new (G)γ-globin variant causing low oxygen affinity: Hb F-Sarajevo [(G)γ102(G4)Asn→Thr, AAC>ACC]. Hemoglobin, 36(2):109-113.

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A baby girl, born at term, presented with severe cyanosis and received oxygen supplementation. Consecutive arterial blood gas analysis showed a pronounced right shift of the saturation curve, suggesting the presence of a hemoglobin (Hb) variant. A new (G)γ-globin variant was detected, namely HBG2:c.308G, which we have named Hb F-Sarajevo, the city from where the baby's parents originate. This A to C transversion exists in cis to the common (A)γ(T) and the resulting mutant Hb molecule exhibits very low oxygen affinity and cooperativity. Its analogue in the β-globin gene is Hb Kansas [β102(G4)Asn→Thr, AAC>ACC].

A baby girl, born at term, presented with severe cyanosis and received oxygen supplementation. Consecutive arterial blood gas analysis showed a pronounced right shift of the saturation curve, suggesting the presence of a hemoglobin (Hb) variant. A new (G)γ-globin variant was detected, namely HBG2:c.308G, which we have named Hb F-Sarajevo, the city from where the baby's parents originate. This A to C transversion exists in cis to the common (A)γ(T) and the resulting mutant Hb molecule exhibits very low oxygen affinity and cooperativity. Its analogue in the β-globin gene is Hb Kansas [β102(G4)Asn→Thr, AAC>ACC].

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Pneumology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:16 Nov 2012 15:24
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:05
Publisher:Informa Healthcare
ISSN:0363-0269
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.3109/03630269.2012.655872
PubMed ID:22384797
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-66742

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