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dc.titleSerum transferrin concentrations and total iron-binding capacities in relation to different haemoglobin phenotypes
dc.contributor.authorWong, C.T.
dc.contributor.authorSaha, N.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-20T08:42:29Z
dc.date.available2016-12-20T08:42:29Z
dc.date.issued1984
dc.identifier.citationWong, C.T., Saha, N. (1984). Serum transferrin concentrations and total iron-binding capacities in relation to different haemoglobin phenotypes. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 13 (3) : 491-493. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.issn03044602
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/134009
dc.description.abstractSerum transferrin concentrations and total iron-binding capacities were measured in 184 adult male subjects using standard biochemical methods. The haemoglobin phenotypes of these subjects were also established. Decreases in both of these parameters were observed when HbAE, β-thalassaemia trait (raised level of HbA2), and HbEE subjects were compared to HbA subjects. Though the decrease was slight in the cases of HbAE and β-thalassaemia trait, HbEE subjects had significantly reduced values. Both the parameters were also significantly reduced when values from HbEE subjects were compared to those from HbAE and β-thalassaemia trait. It is suggested that marginal liver damage is present in subjects with homozygous HbE, leading to a reduction in transferrin production.
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentPHYSIOLOGY
dc.description.sourcetitleAnnals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
dc.description.volume13
dc.description.issue3
dc.description.page491-493
dc.description.codenAAMSC
dc.identifier.isiutNOT_IN_WOS
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