Mild β+-Thalassemia Associated With Two Linked Sequence Variants: IVS-II-839 (T>C) and IVS-II-844 (C>A) Academic Article uri icon

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  • We report four unrelated families with a mild β(+)-thalassemia (β(+)-thal) allele consisting of two sequence variants at the 3' end of IVS-II: IVS-II-839 (T>C) (HBB: c.316-12T>C) and IVS-II-844 (C>A) (HBB: c.316-7C>A). These sequence variants alter the conserved polypyrimidine tract of the consensus splice acceptor sequence (Y11NYAG/G), which could reduce splicing efficiency. This may represent a common, yet under-diagnosed β(+)-thal allele in African populations.


  • Waye, John
  • Eng, Barry
  • Hellens, Laurie
  • Hohenadel, Betty-Ann
  • Nakamura, Lisa M
  • Walker, Lynda

publication date

  • August 2013