Mu hemoglobin

Mu hemoglobin is a predicted protein encoded in the HBM gene. The mRNA is expressed at moderate levels, but the protein has not been detected by mass spectrometry.[1][2][3] The order of genes is: 5' - zeta - pseudozeta - mu - pseudoalpha-1 - alpha-2 - alpha-1 - theta1 - 3'.

hemoglobin, mu
Alt. symbolsHBAP2
NCBI gene3042
Other data
LocusChr. 16 p13.3


  1. Higgs DR, Vickers MA, Wilkie AO, Pretorius IM, Jarman AP, Weatherall DJ (April 1989). "A review of the molecular genetics of the human alpha-globin gene cluster". Blood. 73 (5): 1081–104. PMID 2649166.
  2. Fischel-Ghodsian N, Nicholls RD, Higgs DR (November 1987). "Unusual features of CpG-rich (HTF) islands in the human alpha globin complex: association with non-functional pseudogenes and presence within the 3' portion of the zeta gene". Nucleic Acids Res. 15 (22): 9215–25. doi:10.1093/nar/15.22.9215. PMC 306463. PMID 2825132.
  3. Goh SH, Lee YT, Bhanu NV, et al. (August 2005). "A newly discovered human alpha-globin gene". Blood. 106 (4): 1466–72. doi:10.1182/blood-2005-03-0948. PMC 1895206. PMID 15855277.

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