Hemoglobins Part B: Biochemical and Analytical Methods by John N. Abelson, Melvin I. Simon, Johannes Everse, Kim D.

By John N. Abelson, Melvin I. Simon, Johannes Everse, Kim D. Vandegriff, Robert M. Winslow

Hemoglobin has been focused on the main major advances in our knowing of contemporary genetics and molecular biology. Now, hemoblobin is back principal to a brand new region: improvement of man-made blood (blood substitute.) This quantity of Methods in Enzymology and its significant other, quantity 232, could be essential to somebody with a significant curiosity during this rising box. They thoroughly replace and expand the data provided in quantity seventy six released a decade in the past.

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* training, purification, and research of human hemoglobin and of varied non-human hemoglobins
* instruction of hemoglobin hybrids and of version heme compounds
* instruction of chemically changed hemoglobins and of recombinant hemoglobins
* Analytical techniques offered for learning hemoglobin balance and degradation and for the formation of xenobiotic adducts of hemoglobin

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Orzalesi, Hemoglobin 11, 161 (1987). 34 B. Masala, Hemoglobin 16, 331 (1992). 35 In vitro amplification of the j]Hamilton globin gene showed a guanine-to-adenine transition at the first base of codon 11 [L. Manca, E. Cocco, G. F. Cossu, and B. Masala, Bioehim. Biophys. Acta 1139, 17 (1992)], which confirms the Val ~ Ile substitution detected at the protein level [S. C. Wong, M. A. M. Ali, H. Lain, B. B. Webber, J. B. Wilson, and T. H. J. Huisman, Am. J. Hematol. 16, 47 (1984)]. This observation also supports that the ~Harnillon mutation is at the level of one of the five methylated CpG dinucleotides that are conserved in the/3-globin gene.

R. Williams, J. Chromatogr. 359, 203 (1986). 9 j. y . Chang, this series, Vol. 91, p. 455. METHODS IN ENZYMOLOGY, VOL. 231 Copyright © 1994 by Academic Press, Inc. 11electrospray mass spectrometry, and capillary electrophoresis (see elsewhere in this volume). Different HPLC procedures have been described. 14-21 These differ markedly in the mobile phase or in the time required for the analysis, which in some cases is labor intensive. Some of these procedures enable the separation of the glycine- and alanine-containing y chains (the Gy and A3, chains, respectively), which are responsible for the heterogeneity of fetal hemoglobin (Hb F).

4 volumes CC14, with occasional stirring. The mixture is centrifuged at 20,000 g for 10 min at 4°, and the clear Hb solution, floating over the stromata, is collected using a pipette. An optimal separation occurs when a sample containing 80-120 /xg globin is injected. Accordingly, Hb concentration should be determined on all samples to be run. 14 is constant. Depending on the Hb concentration of the blood sample, the collected stroma-free lysate should have a concentration of 8-12 g/dl. 5 g/dl of Hb, which is equivalent to -100/~g of globin in 20/~1 to be injected.

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