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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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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 A survey in the Lebanese schools for the blind revealed that 77% of childhood blindness in the country was genetically determined. Two thirds of the hereditary blindness cases were due to autosomal recessive conditions; the high frequency of consanguineous marriages in Lebanon was the underlying cause of this finding. There is marked […]

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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

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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.

Frequencies of the thalassaemias in Cyprus were examined by a survey of hospital inpatients and haematological investigations of adult and newborn population samples. The data indicate that 15% of the Greek and Turkish Cypriots are carriers of beta-thalassaemia genes, while 10% of the population carry alpha-thalassaemia genes. These are the highest frequencies of thalassaemia genes […]

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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 incidence of beta-thalassaemia trait among Cypriots in London is about 14%, and the birth rate of children with thalassaemia major is 0.6%. The high incidence of the beta-thalassaemia gene among Cypriots suggests the desirability of screening Cypriot school-leavers for thalassaemia trait and following up any incidentally discovered cases with family studies […]

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