Red Cell Membrane Protein Abnormalities of A Family with Hereditary Spherocytosis in Adana

Authors: Serap YALIN, Kıymet AKSOY

Abstract: To investigate erythrocyte membrane protein abnormalities in Çukurova region we studied a family observed to be hereditary spherocytosis. Diagnosis was made basis of clinical features. By densitometric tracing of SDS-PAGE stained by Coomassie Brillant Blue, we found two spectrin deficiency, one ankyrin deficeiency, two spectrin-band 3 deficiency, one ankyrin-band 3 deficiency and one combined spectrin-ankyrin- band 3 deficiency.

Keywords: Hereditary Spherocytosis, Spectrin, Ankyrin, Band 3, Red Cell Membrane.

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