Alpha-thalassemia in two Mediterranean populations.
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.
Aug 21, 2018
Author information: Abstract We used restriction endonuclease analysis to determine the incidence of alpha-thalassemia in two Mediterranean islands. In a random population sample, the gene frequency of deletion-type alpha-thalassemia-2 (-alpha) was 0.18 in Sardinians and 0.07 in Greek Cypriots. All cases were the rightward crossover type. From these frequencies and the known incidence of hemoglobin-H […]