The γ-chain structure of a homozygote for HPFHNegro type, previously described by Acquayeand co-workers, and of 3 heterozygotes of the same family has been evaluated.Gγand Aγchains were present in aratio of fetal type (7/3) in the homozygote and in ratios of 2/3 and 1/1 in the heterozygotes, in agreement with data of the literature.Tγ chains were absent in all the cases. Our results, compared with those previously reported for Negro and Greek HPFH, suggest that the Tγgene is never linkedwith the HPFHdeterminant.
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