globin globin

Definition(s):

  • (n) a colorless protein obtained by removing heme from hemoglobin; the oxygen carrying compound in red blood cells

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Usage(s):

  • The result is that the hemoglobin of the red blood cells carries less oxygen than normal, plus a load of the poisonous carboxyhemo-globin.

News

  • Potential gene therapy for Sickle cell disease

    ( Journal of Clinical Investigation ) In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Zulema Romero and colleagues investigated the utility of a genetic vector encoding a human hemoglobin gene engineered to impede sickle hemoglobin and prevent the sickling of red blood cells.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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  • "Griff Rodgers is an outstanding physician-scientist and molecular hematologist. He has made singular contributions to the study of globin disorders and is internationally recognized for his contributions to the development of effective therapy for...
    on Apr 3, 2007 By: Elias Zerhouni Source: National Institutes of Health (press release)

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