Predominance of Hemoglobin Gower 1 in Early Human Embryonic Development

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Science  01 Apr 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3718, pp. 91-92
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3718.91


Hemoglobin Gower 1, the structure of which is thought to be ε4, is the predominant hemoglobin in early human embryonic life. This finding suggests that the production of ε-chains initially exceeds that of other known (α, β, γ, and δ) chains.