Separation of normal and abnormal hemoglobin chains by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography

Ferdane Kutlar, Abdullah Kutlar, T. H J Huisman

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A review is presented of the elution patterns on reversed-phase columns of the normal and abnormal globin chains of different hemoglobin types, including 16 β-chain variants, 7 α-chain variants, 9 γ-chain variants, and 4-variants with fusion or hybrid chains. Separations appear to be based primarily on differences in hydrophobicity. The method is ideally suited for the detection of abnormal globin chains, their quantitation and their isolation. Semi-quantitative data based on the calculation of the δ non-α ratios allow the detection of β-thalassemic conditions in situations where the quantitation of hemoglobin A2 by other procedures is impossible or complicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-153
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Chromatography A
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine

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