Hemoglobin Variants in Koreans: Hemoglobin G Taegu

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Science  24 Nov 1967:
Vol. 158, Issue 3804, pp. 1056-1057
DOI: 10.1126/science.158.3804.1056


Hemoglobin G Taegu, an electrophoretically slow hemoglobin with a structural anomaly believed to be in the β-T-3 section of the beta chain, was the only variant found among 6700 normal Koreans. Four subjects, 0.06 percent, had the G-hemoglobin variant in addition to normal hemoglobin A. Hemoglobin E, known in numerous groups from Southeast Asia and the variant most frequently seen in Chinese subjects, was not found among the Koreans we tested.