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Effect of Swiss-type heterocellular HPFH from XmnI-Gγ and HBBP1 polymorphisms on HbF, HbE, MCV and MCH levels in Thai HbE carriers.


Relationships of Swiss-type heterocellular HPFH as functions of XmnI-(G)γ and HBBP1:rs2071348 polymorphisms and HbF, HbE, MCV and MCH in HbE carriers were evaluated in 52 non-anemic and α-thalassemia-free Thai HbE carriers. HbF and HbE levels were measured using cation-exchange HPLC. MCV and MCH were determined using an automated blood counter. The XmnI-(G)γ polymorphism was identified by XmnI digestion of amplified products, and the HBBP1:rs2071348 polymorphism by tetra-ARMS-PCR. HbF levels in HbE carriers were higher than those in normal individuals. HbF levels >0.8 % indicated the Swiss-type heterocellular HPFH in these subjects, rendering a prevalence of 40.4 %. The XmnI-(G)γ (+) and HBBP1:rs2071348 (C) alleles were modestly positively correlated with elevated HbF, elevated MCH and lowered HbE values. This study thus confirms the influence of the XmnI-(G)γ and HBBP1:rs2071348 polymorphisms on HbF production. The present study demonstrates the association of XmnI-(G)γ and HBBP1:rs2071348 with HbF, HbE, MCV and MCH in HbE carriers for the first time, and highlights the effect of elevated HbF production on HbE levels.

Diseases presenting "automated blood counter" symptom

  • alpha-thalassemia

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