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Fetal Hemoglobin (Hemoglobin F) Summary

Description: The major component of hemoglobin in the fetus. This HEMOGLOBIN has two alpha and two gamma polypeptide subunits in comparison to normal adult hemoglobin, which has two alpha and two beta polypeptide subunits. Fetal hemoglobin concentrations can be elevated (usually above 0.5%) in children and adults affected by LEUKEMIA and several types of ANEMIA.

Also Known As: Hemoglobin F; Hemoglobin, Fetal

Networked: 1053 relevant articles (49 outcomes, 84 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Fetal Hemoglobin is Relevant

  1. Sickle Cell Anemia (Hemoglobin S Disease) : 28 outcomes 29 studies in 360 results
  2. beta-Thalassemia (Cooley's Anemia) : 10 outcomes 23 studies in 224 results
  3. Thalassemia : 7 outcomes 10 studies in 181 results
  4. Hemoglobinopathies : 6 outcomes 5 studies in 75 results
  5. Hemolysis : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 20 results
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Drugs Related to Fetal Hemoglobin

  1. Hydroxyurea (Hydrea)
  2. Hemoglobins (Hemoglobin)
  3. Globins
  4. gamma-Globins
  5. Butyrates (Butyrate)
  6. isobutyramide
  7. Sickle Hemoglobin
  8. Oxygen
  9. Messenger RNA (mRNA)
  10. Polymers
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Therapies Related to Fetal Hemoglobin

  1. Transplants (Transplant)
  2. Chelation Therapy (Therapy, Chelation)
  3. Splenectomy
  4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  5. Blood Transfusion (Blood Transfusions)
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