β+-Thalassemia Trait Due to a Novel Mutation in the β-Globin Gene Promoter: −26 (A>C) [HBB c.−76A>C] Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • We report the case of a woman with β(+)-thalassemia (β(+)-thal) trait, in which there were two sequence variants within the β-globin gene promoter: -54 (G>A) [HBB c.-104G>A] and -26 (A>C) [HBB c.-76A>C]. Data from other patients indicate that the -54 substitution is a non pathogenic sequence variant. Therefore, the β-thal phenotype is most likely due to the -26 mutation that is adjacent to the conserved ATAA box.

authors

  • Waye, John
  • Nakamura-Garrett, Lisa M
  • Eng, Barry
  • Kanavakis, Emmanuel
  • Traeger-Synodinos, Joanne

publication date

  • February 2011