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Mol Med Rep. 2018 Aug;18(2):1623-1627. doi: 10.3892/mmr.2018.9126. Epub 2018 Jun 5. PubMed
PMID: 29901133; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6072148.

Author information: Abstract Five Cypriots homozygous for beta +-thalassaemia have inherited deletion or non-deletion forms of alpha-thalassaemia that seem to have modified the usually severe clinical picture to that of mild thalassaemia intermedia. These observations have important implications for the antenatal diagnosis of beta-thalassaemia.

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Mol Med Rep. 2018 Aug;18(2):1623-1627. doi: 10.3892/mmr.2018.9126. Epub 2018 Jun 5. PubMed
PMID: 29901133; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6072148.

A programme for the prevention of beta-homozygous thalassaemia has been operating in Cyprus from 1973. From 1976 there has been an increasing gap between the number of homozygotes born and the number expected, calculated as 1 in 135 of the total births. In 1978 23 homozygotes are known to have been born compared with 71 […]

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Mol Med Rep. 2018 Aug;18(2):1623-1627. doi: 10.3892/mmr.2018.9126. Epub 2018 Jun 5. PubMed
PMID: 29901133; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6072148.

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Mol Med Rep. 2018 Aug;18(2):1623-1627. doi: 10.3892/mmr.2018.9126. Epub 2018 Jun 5. PubMed
PMID: 29901133; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6072148.

Author information: Abstract In order to gain understanding of some of the problems of genetic counseling for a severe recessive disease in England, a Greek Cypriot extended family including 87 living members and known to be transmitting a beta-thalassaemia gene was investigated for the extent and the sources of their knowledge about thalassaemia. 42% of […]

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Mol Med Rep. 2018 Aug;18(2):1623-1627. doi: 10.3892/mmr.2018.9126. Epub 2018 Jun 5. PubMed
PMID: 29901133; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6072148.

Author information: Abstract We have identified 12 individuals who are heterozygous for a chromosome with three alpha-globin genes. We determined the presence of the third alpha-globin locus by restriction endonuclease digestion and hybridization with alpha-globin cDNA probes. The three alpha-globin loci resided in an elongated fragment on digestion with EcoRI, BamHI, and Xba I, and […]

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Mol Med Rep. 2018 Aug;18(2):1623-1627. doi: 10.3892/mmr.2018.9126. Epub 2018 Jun 5. PubMed
PMID: 29901133; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6072148.

Author information: Abstract We investigated the molecular basis of hemoglobin-H disease by hybridization and restriction endonuclease mapping of the DNA in the Mediterranean populations. Of the 12 patients studied from Cyprus and Sardinia, 8 had the typical deletion defect with a single remaining alpha-globin gene. The nondeletion type of alpha-thalassemia was found in 3, and […]

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Mol Med Rep. 2018 Aug;18(2):1623-1627. doi: 10.3892/mmr.2018.9126. Epub 2018 Jun 5. PubMed
PMID: 29901133; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6072148.

Author information: Abstract Haemoglobin Bart’s was detected and quantitated in 42 babies during a survey of cord blood from neonates of Mediterranean origin. The distribution of Hb Bart’s levels for the group appeared to be bi-modal, with modes at 2.0% and 5.5%. Haematological data obtained from 21 babies during the first week of life showed […]

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Mol Med Rep. 2018 Aug;18(2):1623-1627. doi: 10.3892/mmr.2018.9126. Epub 2018 Jun 5. PubMed
PMID: 29901133; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6072148.

Author information: Abstract The frequency of alpha-thalassaemia in Cyprus was determined with studies of haemoglobin Bart’s in 1200 Greek Cypriot and 132 Turkish Cypriot newborn babies. Of the Greek newborns, 12.4%, and of the Turkish newborns, 6.8% had raised Hb Bart’s (from 0.6% to 12.9% of the total haemoglobin) suggesting that they were carriers of […]

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Mol Med Rep. 2018 Aug;18(2):1623-1627. doi: 10.3892/mmr.2018.9126. Epub 2018 Jun 5. PubMed
PMID: 29901133; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6072148.

Author information: Abstract Eleven cases of sickle cell disease within the Sydney area are described. Eight of these are of homozygous sickle cell anaemia, and three are of the sickle cell-thalassaemia disease. The racial origin is Lebanese Moslem in five cases, Greek from the mainland or Cyprus in four, and Portuguese, French, and Spanish in […]

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Mol Med Rep. 2018 Aug;18(2):1623-1627. doi: 10.3892/mmr.2018.9126. Epub 2018 Jun 5. PubMed
PMID: 29901133; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6072148.

Author information: Abstract Structural analysis documented the presence of haemoglobin LeporeWashington (=LeporeBoston) in a Greek Cypriot family and provided further evidence that, of the various types of Lepore mutants, only one is common in the Mediterranean area. Two individuals in this family were heterozygous for both Hb Lepore and beta thalassaemia, but they exhibited striking […]

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