A group of hereditary hemolytic anemias in which there is decreased synthesis of one or more hemoglobin polypeptide chains. There are several genetic types with clinical pictures ranging from barely detectable hematologic abnormality to severe and fatal anemia.
A disorder characterized by reduced synthesis of the beta chains of hemoglobin. There is retardation of hemoglobin A synthesis in the heterozygous form (thalassemia minor), which is asymptomatic, while in the homozygous form (thalassemia major, Cooley's anemia, Mediterranean anemia, erythroblastic anemia), which can result in severe complications and even death, hemoglobin A synthesis is absent.
An abnormal hemoglobin that results from the substitution of lysine for glutamic acid at position 26 of the beta chain. It is most frequently observed in southeast Asian populations.
A disorder characterized by reduced synthesis of the alpha chains of hemoglobin. The severity of this condition can vary from mild anemia to death, depending on the number of genes deleted.
The major component of hemoglobin in the fetus. This HEMOGLOBIN has two alpha and two gamma polypeptide subunits in comparison to normal adult hemoglobin, which has two alpha and two beta polypeptide subunits. Fetal hemoglobin concentrations can be elevated (usually above 0.5%) in children and adults affected by LEUKEMIA and several types of ANEMIA.
A superfamily of proteins containing the globin fold which is composed of 6-8 alpha helices arranged in a characterstic HEME enclosing structure.
A group of inherited disorders characterized by structural alterations within the hemoglobin molecule.
An adult hemoglobin component normally present in hemolysates from human erythrocytes in concentrations of about 3%. The hemoglobin is composed of two alpha chains and two delta chains. The percentage of HbA2 varies in some hematologic disorders, but is about double in beta-thalassemia.
Members of the alpha-globin family. In humans, they are encoded in a gene cluster on CHROMOSOME 16. They include zeta-globin and alpha-globin. There are also pseudogenes of zeta (theta-zeta) and alpha (theta-alpha) in the cluster. Adult HEMOGLOBIN is comprised of 2 alpha-globin chains and 2 beta-globin chains.
Therapy of heavy metal poisoning using agents which sequester the metal from organs or tissues and bind it firmly within the ring structure of a new compound which can be eliminated from the body.
A group of abnormal hemoglobins with similar electrophoretic characteristics. They have faster electrophoretic mobility and different amino acid substitutions in either the alpha or beta chains than normal adult hemoglobin. Some of the variants produce hematologic abnormalities, others result in no clinical disorders.
The great peninsula of southwest Asia comprising most of the present countries of the Middle East. It has been known since the first millennium B.C. In early times it was divided into Arabia Petraea, the northwest part, the only part ever conquered, becoming a Roman province; Arabia Deserta, the northern part between Syria and Mesopotamia; and Arabia Felix, the main part of the peninsula but by some geographers restricted to modern Yemen. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p63)
Hemoglobins characterized by structural alterations within the molecule. The alteration can be either absence, addition or substitution of one or more amino acids in the globin part of the molecule at selected positions in the polypeptide chains.
Normal adult human hemoglobin. The globin moiety consists of two alpha and two beta chains.
An excessive accumulation of iron in the body due to a greater than normal absorption of iron from the gastrointestinal tract or from parenteral injection. This may arise from idiopathic hemochromatosis, excessive iron intake, chronic alcoholism, certain types of refractory anemia, or transfusional hemosiderosis. (From Churchill's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 1989)
Measurement of hemoglobin concentration in blood.
Oxygen-carrying RED BLOOD CELLS in mammalian blood that are abnormal in structure or function.
The introduction of whole blood or blood component directly into the blood stream. (Dorland, 27th ed)
A disease characterized by chronic hemolytic anemia, episodic painful crises, and pathologic involvement of many organs. It is the clinical expression of homozygosity for hemoglobin S.
An individual in which both alleles at a given locus are identical.
The oxygen-carrying proteins of ERYTHROCYTES. They are found in all vertebrates and some invertebrates. The number of globin subunits in the hemoglobin quaternary structure differs between species. Structures range from monomeric to a variety of multimeric arrangements.
The number of RED BLOOD CELLS per unit volume in a sample of venous BLOOD.
ERYTHROCYTE size and HEMOGLOBIN content or concentration, usually derived from ERYTHROCYTE COUNT; BLOOD hemoglobin concentration; and HEMATOCRIT. The indices include the mean corpuscular volume (MCV), the mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), and the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC).
Identification of genetic carriers for a given trait.
Immature ERYTHROCYTES. In humans, these are ERYTHROID CELLS that have just undergone extrusion of their CELL NUCLEUS. They still contain some organelles that gradually decrease in number as the cells mature. RIBOSOMES are last to disappear. Certain staining techniques cause components of the ribosomes to precipitate into characteristic "reticulum" (not the same as the ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM), hence the name reticulocytes.
The production of red blood cells (ERYTHROCYTES). In humans, erythrocytes are produced by the YOLK SAC in the first trimester; by the liver in the second trimester; by the BONE MARROW in the third trimester and after birth. In normal individuals, the erythrocyte count in the peripheral blood remains relatively constant implying a balance between the rate of erythrocyte production and rate of destruction.
Iron-containing proteins that are widely distributed in animals, plants, and microorganisms. Their major function is to store IRON in a nontoxic bioavailable form. Each ferritin molecule consists of ferric iron in a hollow protein shell (APOFERRITINS) made of 24 subunits of various sequences depending on the species and tissue types.
Organic chemicals that form two or more coordination links with an iron ion. Once coordination has occurred, the complex formed is called a chelate. The iron-binding porphyrin group of hemoglobin is an example of a metal chelate found in biological systems.
Surgical procedure involving either partial or entire removal of the spleen.
An individual having different alleles at one or more loci regarding a specific character.
Red blood cells. Mature erythrocytes are non-nucleated, biconcave disks containing HEMOGLOBIN whose function is to transport OXYGEN.
The semi-permeable outer structure of a red blood cell. It is known as a red cell 'ghost' after HEMOLYSIS.
Natural product isolated from Streptomyces pilosus. It forms iron complexes and is used as a chelating agent, particularly in the mesylate form.
A glycoprotein enzyme present in various organs and in many cells. The enzyme catalyzes the hydrolysis of a 5'-ribonucleotide to a ribonucleoside and orthophosphate in the presence of water. It is cation-dependent and exists in a membrane-bound and soluble form. EC 3.1.3.5.
Pyridine derivatives with one or more keto groups on the ring.
An interleukin-1 subtype that is synthesized as an inactive membrane-bound pro-protein. Proteolytic processing of the precursor form by CASPASE 1 results in release of the active form of interleukin-1beta from the membrane.
Members of the beta-globin family. In humans, they are encoded in a gene cluster on CHROMOSOME 11. They include epsilon-globin, gamma-globin, delta-globin and beta-globin. There is also a pseudogene of beta (theta-beta) in the gene cluster. Adult HEMOGLOBIN is comprised of two ALPHA-GLOBIN chains and two beta-globin chains.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
An abnormal hemoglobin composed of four beta chains. It is caused by the reduced synthesis of the alpha chain. This abnormality results in ALPHA-THALASSEMIA.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
An 11-kDa protein associated with the outer membrane of many cells including lymphocytes. It is the small subunit of the MHC class I molecule. Association with beta 2-microglobulin is generally required for the transport of class I heavy chains from the endoplasmic reticulum to the cell surface. Beta 2-microglobulin is present in small amounts in serum, csf, and urine of normal people, and to a much greater degree in the urine and plasma of patients with tubular proteinemia, renal failure, or kidney transplants.
A metallic element with atomic symbol Fe, atomic number 26, and atomic weight 55.85. It is an essential constituent of HEMOGLOBINS; CYTOCHROMES; and IRON-BINDING PROTEINS. It plays a role in cellular redox reactions and in the transport of OXYGEN.
The transference of BONE MARROW from one human or animal to another for a variety of purposes including HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION or MESENCHYMAL STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
The condition of being heterozygous for hemoglobin S.
One of two major pharmacologically defined classes of adrenergic receptors. The beta adrenergic receptors play an important role in regulating CARDIAC MUSCLE contraction, SMOOTH MUSCLE relaxation, and GLYCOGENOLYSIS.
An integrin beta subunit of approximately 85-kDa in size which has been found in INTEGRIN ALPHAIIB-containing and INTEGRIN ALPHAV-containing heterodimers. Integrin beta3 occurs as three alternatively spliced isoforms, designated beta3A-C.
Conditions in which there is a generalized increase in the iron stores of body tissues, particularly of liver and the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM, without demonstrable tissue damage. The name refers to the presence of stainable iron in the tissue in the form of hemosiderin.
A hereditary disorder characterized by reduced or absent DELTA-GLOBIN thus effecting the level of HEMOGLOBIN A2, a minor component of adult hemoglobin monitored in the diagnosis of BETA-THALASSEMIA.
An abnormal hemoglobin resulting from the substitution of valine for glutamic acid at position 6 of the beta chain of the globin moiety. The heterozygous state results in sickle cell trait, the homozygous in sickle cell anemia.
A factor synthesized in a wide variety of tissues. It acts synergistically with TGF-alpha in inducing phenotypic transformation and can also act as a negative autocrine growth factor. TGF-beta has a potential role in embryonal development, cellular differentiation, hormone secretion, and immune function. TGF-beta is found mostly as homodimer forms of separate gene products TGF-beta1, TGF-beta2 or TGF-beta3. Heterodimers composed of TGF-beta1 and 2 (TGF-beta1.2) or of TGF-beta2 and 3 (TGF-beta2.3) have been isolated. The TGF-beta proteins are synthesized as precursor proteins.
Anemia characterized by a decrease in the ratio of the weight of hemoglobin to the volume of the erythrocyte, i.e., the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration is less than normal. The individual cells contain less hemoglobin than they could have under optimal conditions. Hypochromic anemia may be caused by iron deficiency from a low iron intake, diminished iron absorption, or excessive iron loss. It can also be caused by infections or other diseases, therapeutic drugs, lead poisoning, and other conditions. (Stedman, 25th ed; from Miale, Laboratory Medicine: Hematology, 6th ed, p393)
RED BLOOD CELL sensitivity to change in OSMOTIC PRESSURE. When exposed to a hypotonic concentration of sodium in a solution, red cells take in more water, swell until the capacity of the cell membrane is exceeded, and burst.
A commonly occurring abnormal hemoglobin in which lysine replaces a glutamic acid residue at the sixth position of the beta chains. It results in reduced plasticity of erythrocytes.
The formation and development of blood cells outside the BONE MARROW, as in the SPLEEN; LIVER; or LYMPH NODES.
RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.
An integrin found in FIBROBLASTS; PLATELETS; MONOCYTES, and LYMPHOCYTES. Integrin alpha5beta1 is the classical receptor for FIBRONECTIN, but it also functions as a receptor for LAMININ and several other EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX PROTEINS.
Also known as CD104 antigen, this protein is distinguished from other beta integrins by its relatively long cytoplasmic domain (approximately 1000 amino acids vs. approximately 50). Five alternatively spliced isoforms have been described.
This intrgrin is a key component of HEMIDESMOSOMES and is required for their formation and maintenance in epithelial cells. Integrin alpha6beta4 is also found on thymocytes, fibroblasts, and Schwann cells, where it functions as a laminin receptor (RECEPTORS, LAMININ) and is involved in wound healing, cell migration, and tumor invasiveness.
A member of the beta-globin family. In humans, delta-globin is encoded in the beta-globin gene cluster located on CHROMOSOME 11. Two delta-globin chains along with two alpha-globin chains form HEMOGLOBIN A2 which makes up about 3% of the HEMOGLOBIN in adults.
Integrin beta chains combine with integrin alpha chains to form heterodimeric cell surface receptors. Integrins have traditionally been classified into functional groups based on the identity of one of three beta chains present in the heterodimer. The beta chain is necessary and sufficient for integrin-dependent signaling. Its short cytoplasmic tail contains sequences critical for inside-out signaling.
Derivatives of BENZOIC ACID. Included under this heading are a broad variety of acid forms, salts, esters, and amides that contain the carboxybenzene structure.
A 44-kDa highly glycosylated plasma protein that binds phospholipids including CARDIOLIPIN; APOLIPOPROTEIN E RECEPTOR; membrane phospholipids, and other anionic phospholipid-containing moieties. It plays a role in coagulation and apoptotic processes. Formerly known as apolipoprotein H, it is an autoantigen in patients with ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID ANTIBODIES.
The senescence of RED BLOOD CELLS. Lacking the organelles that make protein synthesis possible, the mature erythrocyte is incapable of self-repair, reproduction, and carrying out certain functions performed by other cells. This limits the average life span of an erythrocyte to 120 days.
The research and development of ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES for such medical applications as diagnosis, therapy, research, anesthesia control, cardiac control, and surgery. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Integrin alpha4beta1 is a FIBRONECTIN and VCAM-1 receptor present on LYMPHOCYTES; MONOCYTES; EOSINOPHILS; NK CELLS and thymocytes. It is involved in both cell-cell and cell- EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX adhesion and plays a role in INFLAMMATION, hematopoietic cell homing and immune function, and has been implicated in skeletal MYOGENESIS; NEURAL CREST migration and proliferation, lymphocyte maturation and morphogenesis of the PLACENTA and HEART.
A reduction in the number of circulating ERYTHROCYTES or in the quantity of HEMOGLOBIN.
A disease characterized by compensated hemolysis with a normal hemoglobin level or a mild to moderate anemia. There may be intermittent abdominal discomfort, splenomegaly, and slight jaundice.
A category of nucleic acid sequences that function as units of heredity and which code for the basic instructions for the development, reproduction, and maintenance of organisms.
One of the sickle cell disorders characterized by the presence of both hemoglobin S and hemoglobin C. It is similar to, but less severe than sickle cell anemia.
The collective name for the islands of the Pacific Ocean northeast of Australia, including NEW CALEDONIA; VANUATU; New Hebrides, Solomon Islands, Admiralty Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, FIJI, etc. Melanesia (from the Greek melas, black + nesos, island) is so called from the black color of the natives who are generally considered to be descended originally from the Negroid Papuans and the Polynesians or Malays. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p748 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p344)
An integrin found on fibroblasts, platelets, endothelial and epithelial cells, and lymphocytes where it functions as a receptor for COLLAGEN and LAMININ. Although originally referred to as the collagen receptor, it is one of several receptors for collagen. Ligand binding to integrin alpha2beta1 triggers a cascade of intracellular signaling, including activation of p38 MAP kinase.
A subclass of beta-adrenergic receptors (RECEPTORS, ADRENERGIC, BETA). The adrenergic beta-2 receptors are more sensitive to EPINEPHRINE than to NOREPINEPHRINE and have a high affinity for the agonist TERBUTALINE. They are widespread, with clinically important roles in SKELETAL MUSCLE; LIVER; and vascular, bronchial, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary SMOOTH MUSCLE.

A prospective study on TT virus infection in transfusion-dependent patients with beta-thalassemia. (1/842)

A novel DNA virus designated TT virus (TTV) has been reported to be involved in the development of posttransfusion non-A-C hepatitis. We evaluated the frequency and natural course of TTV infection in a cohort of transfusion-dependent thalassemic patients in a 3-year follow-up study. Ninety-three serum hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody-negative patients (median age of 8 years; range, 0 to 25) from eight centers were studied. Of them, 34 (37%) had an abnormal alanine-aminotransferase (ALT) baseline pattern, and the other 12 (13%) showed ALT flare-ups during the follow-up. TTV DNA in patient sera collected at the time of enrollment and at the end of follow-up was determined by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). In parallel, serum samples from 100 healthy blood donors were also tested. At baseline, 87 patient sera (93.5%) tested positive for the TTV DNA. Of these TTV DNA-positive patients, 84 (96.5%) remained viremic at the end of the study period. Of the 6 TTV DNA-negative patients, 3 acquired TTV infection during follow-up. However, no definite relation was observed between the results of TTV DNA determination and ALT patterns. TTV viremia was also detectable in 22% of blood donors. In conclusion, TTV infection is frequent and persistent among Italian transfusion-dependent patients. The high rate of viremia observed in healthy donors indicates that the parenteral route is not the only mode of TTV spread.  (+info)

Development of viral vectors for gene therapy of beta-chain hemoglobinopathies: optimization of a gamma-globin gene expression cassette. (2/842)

Progress toward gene therapy of beta-chain hemoglobinopathies has been limited in part by poor expression of globin genes in virus vectors. To derive an optimal expression cassette, we systematically analyzed the sequence requirements and relative strengths of the Agamma- and beta-globin promoters, the activities of various erythroid-specific enhancers, and the importance of flanking and intronic sequences. Expression was analyzed by RNase protection after stable plasmid transfection of the murine erythroleukemia cell line, MEL585. Promoter truncation studies showed that the Agamma-globin promoter could be deleted to -159 without affecting expression, while deleting the beta-globin promoter to -127 actually increased expression compared with longer fragments. Expression from the optimal beta-globin gene promoter was consistently higher than that from the optimal Agamma-globin promoter, regardless of the enhancer used. Enhancers tested included a 2.5-kb composite of the beta-globin locus control region (termed a muLCR), a combination of the HS2 and HS3 core elements of the LCR, and the HS-40 core element of the alpha-globin locus. All three enhancers increased expression from the beta-globin gene to roughly the same extent, while the HS-40 element was notably less effective with the Agamma-globin gene. However, the HS-40 element was able to efficiently enhance expression of a Agamma-globin gene linked to the beta-globin promoter. Inclusion of extended 3' sequences from either the beta-globin or the Agamma-globin genes had no significant effect on expression. A 714-bp internal deletion of Agamma-globin intron 2 unexpectedly increased expression more than twofold. With the combination of a -127 beta-globin promoter, an Agamma-globin gene with the internal deletion of intron 2, and a single copy of the HS-40 enhancer, gamma-globin expression averaged 166% of murine alpha-globin mRNA per copy in six pools and 105% in nine clones. When placed in a retrovirus vector, this cassette was also expressed at high levels in MEL585 cells (averaging 75% of murine alpha-globin mRNA per copy) without reducing virus titers. However, recombined provirus or aberrant splicing was observed in 5 of 12 clones, indicating a significant degree of genetic instability. Taken together, these data demonstrate the development of an optimal expression cassette for gamma-globin capable of efficient expression in a retrovirus vector and form the basis for further refinement of vectors containing this cassette.  (+info)

Co-inherited Gilbert's syndrome: a factor determining hyperbilirubinemia in homozygous beta-thalassemia. (3/842)

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Patients with thalassemia major and intermedia show a marked variability of serum indirect bilirubin levels. In this paper we tested the hypothesis related to the variability of the glucuronidation bilirubin rate which depends on the configuration of the A(TA)nTAA motif of the UGT1*1 glucuronosyltransferase gene promoter. DESIGN AND METHODS: We studied the configuration of the A(TA)nTAA motif in 26 patients with thalassemia major and 34 with thalassemia intermedia. RESULTS: In patients with thalassemia major and in those with thalassemia intermedia significantly higher bilirubin levels were found in patients with the (TA)7/(TA)7 genotype, than in those with the (TA)7/(TA)6 or (TA)6/(TA)6 genotype. INTERPRETATION AND CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate that the (TA)7/(TA)7 genotype, the configuration found in patients with Gilbert's syndrome, is capable of modifying the clinical phenotype of homozygous beta-thalassemia. This is an example of the role played by co-inherited modifying gene(s) on the extent of clinical heterogeneity of monogenic disorders.  (+info)

Busulphan level and early mortality in thalassaemia patients after BMT. (4/842)

The aim of the study was to correlate busulphan (BU) levels of thalassaemia patients with outcome of allogeneic transplant. BU levels were measured by gas chromatography mass fragmentography. All patients received a standardised dose of BU 16 mg/kg, and cyclophosphamide 150 or 200 mg/kg. For area-under-the-curve analysis (AUC), blood samples were obtained at 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 h after the first and fifth dose for all patients, and additional levels were measured after ninth and/or 13th dose in most patients. Outcome parameters examined included veno-occlusive disease of liver (VOD), idiopathic interstitial pneumonitis, chimerism, and day 90 survival. Twenty consecutive thalassaemia patients who underwent haematopoietic stem cell transplantation were studied. The median age at transplant was 11.2 years (range 3-21 years). Mean BU AUC levels were correlated with age at transplant (r = 0.58, P = 0.007). Nine patients developed VOD and six had mixed chimerism, but these did not correlate with mean BU AUC level. Four patients died before day 50 from VOD and interstitial pneumonitis. Patients with BU AUC levels greater than the median (908 micromol x min/l) had significantly lower probability of survival at day 90 (60%), whereas patients with BU AUC level less than the median all survived beyond day 90. No patient had graft rejection. In conclusion, a high BU AUC level was associated with a higher treatment-related mortality in thalassaemia patients after transplant.  (+info)

A complex haemoglobinopathy diagnosis in a family with both beta zero- and alpha (zero/+)-thalassaemia homozygosity. (5/842)

The occurrence of point mutation alpha-thalassaemia and of complex combinations of haemoglobin defects is underestimated. Haemoglobinopathies, the most frequent monogenic recessive autosomal disorder in man, occur predominantly in Mediterranean, African and Asiatic populations. However, countries of immigration with a low incidence in the indigenous population, are now confronted with a highly heterogeneous array of imported defects. Furthermore, the occurrence of severe phenotypes is bound to increase in the near future because of the endogamous growth of the ethnical minorities and the lack of prevention. We describe an Afghan family in which both partners of a consanguineous relationship are carriers of a beta- as well as an alpha-thalassaemia determinant. The combination of defects was revealed by the in vitro measurement of the beta/alpha biosynthetic ratio and was characterised at the DNA level. The molecular defects involved are the Cd5(-CT), a Mediterranean beta zero-thalassaemia mutation, and the alpha 2(zero/+)-thalassaemia AATA(-AA) polyadenylation defect. The alpha-thalassemia defect is a rare RNA-processing mutant described only twice before in heterozygous form in Asian-Indian patients. The mutation suppresses the expression of a alpha 2 gene and reduces the expression of the less efficient, 3' located alpha 1 gene as well, inducing a near alpha zero-thalassaemia phenotype. This defect is now described for the first time in the homozygous condition in one of the children who, in addition to being homozygous for the alpha-thalassaemia point mutation, is also a carrier of the beta zero-thalassaemia defect. A previously described homozygous case of the alpha (zero/+)-thalassaemia condition, caused by a similar polyadenylation defect, was characterised by a severe HbH disease. However, the patient described here present at 7 years of age with severe caries, like his beta-thalassaemia homozygous brother but without hepatosplenomegaly, haemolysis or severe anaemia. The haematological analysis revealed 9.5 g/dl Hb; 5.4 x 10(12)/I RBC; 0.33 I/I PCV; 61 fl MCV; 17.6 pg MCH and 6.2% of HbA2. The biosynthetic ratio beta:alpha was 1.6 and no HbH fraction was detectable either on electrophoresis or as inclusion bodies. The parents reported no complications during pregnancy, at birth, or in the neonatal period in rural Afghanistan. We presume therefore that the counterbalancing effect induced by the co-existing beta-thalassaemia defect could have modified a potentially severe perinatal HbH disease into a strongly hypochromic but well compensated 'alpha zero-like heterozygous' thalassaemia phenotype. The risk of a severe HbH disease, could have been easily missed in this family which was referred because of a child affected with beta-thalassaemia major.  (+info)

Impairment of Plasmodium falciparum growth in thalassemic red blood cells: further evidence by using biotin labeling and flow cytometry. (6/842)

Certain red blood cell (RBC) disorders, including thalassemia, have been associated with an innate protection against malaria infection. However, many in vitro correlative studies have been inconclusive. To better understand the relationship between human RBCs with thalassemia hemoglobinopathies and susceptibility to in vitro infection, we used an in vitro coculture system that involved biotin labeling and flow cytometry to study the ability of normal and variant RBC populations in supporting the growth of Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites. Results showed that both normal and thalassemic RBCs were susceptible to P falciparum invasion, but the parasite multiplication rates were significantly reduced in the thalassemic RBC populations. The growth inhibition was especially marked in RBCs from alpha-thalassemia patients (both alpha-thalassemia1/alpha-thalassemia2 and alpha-thalassemia1 heterozygote). Our observations support the contention that thalassemia confers protection against malaria and may explain why it is more prevalent in malaria endemic areas.  (+info)

Immunological analysis of beta-thalassemic mouse intestinal proteins reveals up-regulation of sucrase-isomaltase in response to iron overload. (7/842)

Maintenance of iron homeostasis must balance the demand for iron due to heme synthesis, which is driven by hematopoiesis, and the restricted intestinal uptake of iron, which otherwise limits absorption of this toxic element. The consequences of perturbed iron homeostasis are witnessed in inherited forms of beta-thalassemia in which erythroid hyperplasia results in enhanced intestinal iron absorption despite tissue iron overload. To gain a better understanding of intestinal factors that are induced when iron homeostasis is disrupted, a panel of monoclonal antibodies that recognize intestinal microvillous membrane proteins of the beta-thalassemic Hbbd(th3)/Hbbd(th3) mouse was established. The monoclonal antibodies were screened by differential Western blotting against normal and beta-thalassemic mouse intestine to identify antigens modulated in the disease state. Here we report the initial characterization of one immunoreactive species that is up-regulated in beta-thalassemic mouse intestine and the tentative identification of this antigen as sucrase-isomaltase. Studies in Caco-2 cells revealed the rather unexpected finding that expression of this intestinal hydrolase is increased in response to iron toxicity.  (+info)

Successful non-invasive ventilatory support in a patient with regimen-related toxicity during allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. (8/842)

A 13-year-old patient with transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia major developed acute regimen-related lung toxicity after the conditioning regimen but before allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. He was successfully managed on non-invasive ventilatory support. Advances in non-invasive ventilatory support may drastically improve the outlook of this subset of patients who otherwise have a grim prognosis.  (+info)

Key clinical point: Combination quercetin and desferrioxamine could decrease iron overload in patients with transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia major.Major finding: Compared with placebo, combined therapy significantly improved high sensitivity C-reactive protein, ferritin, serum iron, transferrin, and transferrin saturation, but not tumor necrosis factor-alpha or total iron-binding capacity.Study details: A randomized clinical trial of 84 patients with transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia major.
Liver iron concentration and liver impairment in relation to serum IGF-1 levels in thalassaemia major patients: A retrospective study
TY - JOUR. T1 - High prevalence of low bone mass in thalassaemia major. AU - Jensen, C E. AU - Tuck, S M. AU - Agnew, J E. AU - Koneru, S. AU - Morris, R W. AU - Yardumian, A. AU - Prescott, E. AU - Hoffbrand, A V. AU - Wonke, B. PY - 1998/12. Y1 - 1998/12. N2 - Cooleys original description of beta-thalassaemia major included marked bone deformities as a characteristic feature. These were thought to be due to expansion of haemopoiesis attempting to compensate for the congenital anaemia. Regular blood transfusions from infancy prevents these skeletal problems. Nevertheless, symptoms due to bone disease frequently occur in adult patients. Osteoporosis has not previously been reported as a cause of severe morbidity in thalassaemia major. The present study shows a high prevalence of low bone mass among thalassaemia major patients and analyses the predisposing causes. Bone density scans were performed in 82 patients with transfusion-dependent beta thalassaemia. Factors known to be associated with ...
Thalassemia is a disorder of production of one of the proteins of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells and is responsible for the transport of oxygen to tissues. Hemoglobin is made up of two proteins, alpha globin and beta globin.. Normal hemoglobin has two alpha and two beta globin protein chains. A deficiency or absence of the alpha chain results in Alpha-thalassemia and a deficiency or absence of one or more of the beta chains results in Beta-thalassemia. Beta-thalassemia occurs in 1 in 25,000 births in north america.. The beta chain requires a gene from each parent to produce the correct quality and quantity of beta globin. If the gene from one parent is missing or incomplete, the child will develop Beta-thalassemia minor. If the gene from both parents is missing, the child will develop Beta-thalassemia major or Cooleys anemia.. Thalassemia minor results in a microcytic red cell but otherwise there are no other sequelae. Thalassemia major results hemolysis. Newborns with ...
The purpose of this study is to optimize blood stem cell mobilization in adults with beta thalassemia major. We seek a method of mobilization that will be safe, with minimum side effects, and that will yield high numbers of blood stem cells. For successful gene therapy of thalassemia, high numbers of genetically modified stem cells will need to be introduced into the patient. Participants will include beta-thalassemia patients who failed to mobilize sufficiently with G-CSF (in our previous protocol) and new patients. In this study we will focus on the safety and effectiveness of mobilization with Mozobil or with Mozobil plus G-CSF. Following mobilization, blood stem cells will be recovered using leukapheresis, a procedure similar to a blood donation, in which mobilized white blood cells are collected from the blood of the patient.. During drug administration and leukapheresis, patients will be hospitalized at George Papanicolaou Hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece. Patients who failed to mobilize ...
Minihepcidins are hepcidin agonists that have been previously shown to reverse iron overload and improve erythropoiesis in mice affected by non-transfusion dependent thalassemia. Due to their extreme anemia, the previous model of transfusion dependent thalassemia is inadequate to investigate whether Minihepcidins can improve red blood cell quality, lifespan and, ineffective erythropoiesis. To overcome this limitation, we generated a new murine model of transfusion dependent thalassemia with severe anemia and splenomegaly, but sufficient red cells and hemoglobin production to test the effect of Minihepcidins. Furthermore, this new model demonstrates, for the first time, cardiac iron overload. In absence of transfusion, Minihepcidin improved red blood cell morphology and lifespan as well as ineffective erythropoiesis. Administration of Minihepcidin in combination with chronic red blood cell transfusion further improved the ineffective erythropoiesis and splenomegaly and reversed cardiac iron overload.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The survival of patients with beta-thalassemia major and intermedia has improved considerably. This has focused attention on the long-term sequelae of the disease itself and its treatment. The effect of hemosiderosis in major organs (heart, liver, etc) are well-recognized, but the pathophysiology of any lung damage is less clearly understood. We studied lung function changes in 32 patients with beta-thalassemia. DESIGN AND METHODS: Respiratory function tests, CO diffusion and arterial blood gas analysis were performed on 19 patients with beta-thalassemia major (9 F, 10 M) and 13 with beta-thalassemia intermedia (6 M, 7 F). All investigations were performed 24 hours before the patients received a blood transfusion or when they were in a stable state hematologic condition. Echocardiography was performed in all patients and the ejection fraction was employed as a measure of cardiac function. RESULTS: No patient had clinical signs of pulmonary dysfunction. Pulmonary ...
A prospective randomized study on Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of oral Low dose DFP (50 mg/kg/day) in minimally transfused B-TM after 5 transfusions when
Human beings have two beta and four alpha genes which are required to make protein chains. In beta thalassemia minor, the person has one abnormal beta gene which doesnt affect their health, while in beta thalassemia major, both the beta genes are abnormal. Beta thalassemia major is a fatal condition inherited by the offspring if both the parents have beta thalassemia minor. The patient of beta thalassemia major becomes dependant on blood transfusions, suffering from severe anemia, jaundice, spleen and liver enlargement and malfunctioning and bone problems.. ...
The left ventricular dimension and posterior wall dynamics were studied by computer assisted analysis of M mode echocardiography in 25 normal children (group 1) and 32 transfusion dependent children with beta thalassaemia major who had no evidence of heart failure (group 2). Twenty seven of those in group 2 remained well but five died of cardiac decompensation within 12 months. Compared with group 1, the left ventricular fractional shortening and ejection fraction were normal in those in group 2 who survived but diminished in those who died. Evaluation of left ventricular dimension and posterior wall dynamics during systole (peak shortening rate, peak velocity of circumferential fibre shortening, and peak posterior wall thickening rate) showed similar findings in that only the group who died had abnormal values. The left ventricular dimension and posterior wall diastolic dynamics (peak relaxation rate, normalised peak relaxation, peak wall thinning, and normalised peak wall thinning rate), ...
This trial will investigate the safety and tolerability and measures of efficacy of SB-BCLmR-HSPC [ST-400] in transfusion-dependent patients with
Combination quercetin and desferrioxamine could decrease iron overload in patients with transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia major.
In cases of thalassemia major, infants are usually normal at birth but then become increasingly anemic over the next few months. If not treated, they will show signs of failure to thrive within the first year of life. Children maintain normal growth pattern if regular transfusions are received but can develop signs of iron overload by age 10 years if iron chelation are not used prophylactically. The first indication of iron overload is the absence of pubertal growth spurt and failure of menarche. Later onset anemia suggests intermedia subtype of β thalassemia. Beta Thalassemia Intermedia encompasses disorders with wide spectrum of clinical presentation. Spectrum of severity can range from those with haemoglobin level of 6 grams/deciliter (g/dL) with severe disability to asymptomatic cases with haemoglobin of 10-12 g/dL in mild phenotype of beta thalassemia intermedia. Iron overload in this category typically presents in the fourth decade of life. There is high incidence of pigmented gall ...
Ancient DNA methodologies can be applied in the investigation of the genetics of extinct populations. A search for beta thalassemia mutations was performed on 49 Minoan individuals from the Bronze Age who were living in the island of Crete approximately 4000 Years Before Present (YBP). Standard precautionary measures were employed in the laboratory to ensure authenticity of the DNA extracted from the ancient bones, resulting in the successful analysis of DNA of 24 Minoans. DNA sequencing focused on the Intervening Sequence 1 (IVS-1) of the beta globin gene and its splicing junctions. 63% of the thalassemia mutations observed among modern Cretans reside in beta IVS-1. None of the Minoan individuals carried one of the IVS-1 mutations known to cause beta thalassemia; however, only one was expected to be observed if the average frequency of beta thalassemia heterozygotes in the Minoan population was the same with that of modern day Cretans (7.6%). One individual contained a C to G substitution in ...
Beta thalassemia is caused by mutations in the beta chain of the hemoglobin molecule. There are two types of Beta Thalassemia: beta thalassemia major (Cooleys anemia) - both (two) beta chain genes have deletions, causing the most severe type of beta thalassemia. Thalassemia major patients need frequent blood transfusions and may not survive a normal lifespan. During the first one to two years of life, they can be pale, fussy, have a poor appetite, and have many infections. Without treatment, the spleen, liver, and heart become enlarged, and bones can become thin and brittle. A major problem is the build up of iron in the heart and other organs, resulting in heart failure for some patients in their teens or early 20s. halassemia minor or thalassemia trait - one beta gene has a deletion, resulting in anemia. Thalassemia minor is further divided into: thalassemia minima - person has few or no symptoms. thalassemia intermedia - person has moderate to severe anemia.. Biliary Atresia ...
Gene therapy could represent an alternative to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) - the only curative therapy for beta-thalassemia - and may offer several advantages over HCT, including tailored conditioning with no need for immunosuppression after gene therapy and no risk of graft-versus-host disease or rejection. According to results from a phase I/II trial presented at the 2017 ASH Annual Meeting, patients with transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia had a significantly reduced need for blood transfusions after receiving a single infusion of cells carrying corrected genes.. Sarah Marktel, MD, of the Hematology and BMT Unit IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan, Italy, explained during her presentation that the investigational gene therapy protocol used in this trial was based on the high-titer vector GLOBE, a third-generation self-inactivating lentiviral vector encoding for the human beta globin gene.. In the TIGET-BTHAL trial, patients with beta-thalassemia of any ...
Thulasidhar, Adharsh Narain and Kumar, Sandeep and Aroor, Shrikiran and Mundkur, Suneel C (2016) Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head in a Child with Beta Thalassaemia Major. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 10 (9). p. 3. ISSN 0973-709X ...
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of the oral iron chelator Deferasirox on liver iron content after one year of treatment in patients with iron overload from repeated blood transfusions. Beta-thalassemia patients unable to be treated with deferoxamine or patients with rare chronic anemias such as Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Fanconis Syndrome, Blackfan-Diamond Syndrome, and Pure Red Blood Cell Anemia are eligible for this study. Liver iron content will be measured by liver biopsy at the beginning of the study and after one year of treatment. However, those patients living in the San Francisco/Oakland area may have a SQUID in place of the liver biopsy if the biopsy is not medically possible for them. The SQUID is a non-invasive magnetic means to measure liver iron content ...
Patients with β thalassaemia major are dependent upon regular blood transfusions, and consequently are subjected to a large iron load. Accumulation of excess iron leads to heart failure. Iron chelation therapy can delay this process, but compliance is commonly poor. Severe cardiac failure in iron overloaded patients with β thalassaemia major has previously been reported as being invariably fatal.. A 21 year old man with β thalassaemia major was admitted with breathlessness. Examination revealed tachycardia, hypotension, and tachypnoea. He had a third heart sound, ankle oedema, raised venous pressure, smooth hepatomegaly, and dullness at the right base. Chest x ray showed cardiomegaly and a right pleural effusion. Ferritin was notably elevated (, 5000 μg/l). ECG showed sinus tachycardia. An echocardiogram (below left) showed severe left ventricular impairment (ejection fraction , 20%).. Despite diuretics the patient continued to decline. Inotrope and high dose desferroxiamine (70 mg/kg/day) ...
CHICAGO, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Errant Gene Therapeutics, LLC (EGT), a pioneering boutique drug development firm specializing in Rare Diseases, announced the transfer of its clinical grade lentiviral vector, TNS 9.55.3, to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). TNS 9.55.3 developed by EGT pursuant to an exclusive license agreement with Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI), will be used for MSKCCs upcoming beta Thalassemia human clinical trial. The trial protocol provides for the in vitro treatment of beta-thalassemia patients, offering the prospect for a cure for a chronic condition which would otherwise subject the patient to early death without incurring life-long regular blood transfusions and chelation therapy.. A new definitive agreement between EGT and SKI provides for MSKCC to lead the clinical trials and arrange for drug development partnerships for the treatment of beta-Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Disease, two of the worlds most prevalent and devastating hereditary ...
The most common severe hemoglobin disorder is related to mutations in the β-subunits and is thus termed β-thalassemia. If both genes are affected, symptoms are much more severe and the disease is then referred to as β-thalassemia major.. The defects in the genes result in ineffective formation of red blood cells and damage to existing red blood cells. As a result, β-thalassemia major patients typically present with life-threatening anemia within the first year of life and if left untreated will have a life expectancy of no more than three years. Other symptoms include jaundice, enlarged organs, misshapen bones and stunted growth.. There is currently no approved curative treatment for β-thalassemia major. Its main symptom, anemia, is treated through regular and lifelong red blood cell transfusions, which are generally needed every two to four weeks. However, this frequently leads to iron overload, which is the principal cause of mortality in β-thalassemia major patients. To control iron ...
The most common severe hemoglobin disorder is related to mutations in the β-subunits and is thus termed β-thalassemia. If both genes are affected, symptoms are much more severe and the disease is then referred to as β-thalassemia major.. The defects in the genes result in ineffective formation of red blood cells and damage to existing red blood cells. As a result, β-thalassemia major patients typically present with life-threatening anemia within the first year of life and if left untreated will have a life expectancy of no more than three years. Other symptoms include jaundice, enlarged organs, misshapen bones and stunted growth.. There is currently no approved curative treatment for β-thalassemia major. Its main symptom, anemia, is treated through regular and lifelong red blood cell transfusions, which are generally needed every two to four weeks. However, this frequently leads to iron overload, which is the principal cause of mortality in β-thalassemia major patients. To control iron ...
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The type of beta thalassemia mutation found in heterozygous individuals is believed to influence hematological symptoms. Our data demonstrated that patients with the mild mutation (beta IVSI-nt 6) have a higher mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) than those with the severe forms (beta(0)039 or beta IVSI-nt 1), and the hemoglobin A(2) levels were lower in beta(0) mutations than in the beta IVSI-nt 6 mutation. However, in contrast to previous studies, we were not able to indicate MCH as a clear discriminator between the beta(0) and beta(+) mutations ...
Background Thalassemia is a group of congenital disorders which is characterized by a deficient synthesis of alfa or beta globulin chains in hemoglobin molecules. Due to the problems resulting from changes in face, especially in dento-maxillary regions, such patients require special attention regarding oral health. Thus in this study, we aimed to assess the dento-maxillofacial changes in Beta-thalassemia major (BTM) children and Adolescent patients in Northern Iran. Methods BTM subjects aged 2-15 years and their systemically healthy controls were evaluated in this case-control study. Dento-maxillary changes (spacing, crowding, Posterior cross bite, open bite, deep bite, overjet), dental occlusion, and facial changes (maxillary protrusion, malar prominence, saddle nose and frontal bossing), were evaluated. Data was analyzed SPSS version 22.0. Results There were 66 BTM patients and 66 healthy controls in this study, including 40.9% male and 59.1% females. The average age was 12 ±3.31years. Open bite (P
Read on Correlation of Serum Ferritin Levels with Liver Function Tests and Anthropometric Measurements in Transfusion Dependent Beta-Thalassemia Major Children: A Cross Sectional Study.
Non-transferrin bound iron (NTBI) is detectable in plasma of beta-thalassemia patients and participates in free-radical formation and oxidative tissue damage. Desferrioxamine (DFO), deferiprone (DFP) and deferasirox (DFX) are iron chelators used for treatment of iron overload; however they may cause adverse effects. Curcuminoids (CUR) exhibits many pharmacological activities and presents beta-diketone group to bind metal ions. Iron-chelating capacity of CUR was investigated in thalassemic mice. The mice (C57BL/6 stain); wild type ((mu)beta(+/+)) and heterozygous beta-knockout ((mu)beta(th-3/+)) were fed with ferrocene-supplemented diet for 2 months, and coincidently intervened with CUR (200 mg/kg/day) and DFP (50 mg/kg/day). Plasma NTBI was quantified using NTA chelation/HPLC method, and MDA concentration was analyzed by TBARS-based HPLC. Hepatic iron content (HIC) and total glutathione concentration were measured colorimetrically. Tissue iron accumulation was determined by Perls staining. ...
Phlebotomy cannot be used to remove excess iron in transfusion-dependent patients (eg, beta thalassemia major, severe beta thalassemia intermedia, sickle cell anemia, myelodysplasia, aplastic anemia) with iron overload or in the rare patient with hem
The only curative treatment option for transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia is allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), a procedure in which a patient receives blood stem cells from a donor. The donors stem cells produce a supply of new blood cells with functioning beta-globin.. The best results for allogeneic HSCT occur with blood stem cells from a donor with a matching tissue type, usually a sibling. However, less than 25 percent of patients who are candidates for transplantation have a sibling with such a match.. Additionally, results of allogeneic HSCT in adults are less than optimal, especially when a sibling matched donor is not available. Children have fewer complications compared to adults when treated with allogeneic HSCT. Additional treatment options are needed. ...
Trial of HQK-1001 in Beta Thalassemia Intermedia Trial of HQK-1001 in Beta Thalassemia Intermedia in Lebanon After a screening peri
α-Thalassemia major is the result of a two α-chain gene deletion. These deletions may be on same gene (-/αα, α0-thalassemia) described as cis-deletion or on different genes (-α/-α, α+-thalassemia) described as trans deletion. The CBC shows mildly reduced Hb level with low MCV and MCH. HbF and HbA2 within reference level. The presence of thalassemic indices in patient with normal HbA2 and HbF is often the basis for diagnosis of α-thalassemia major, particularly if family history is positive. ...
Beta-thalassemia is due to a defect in the synthesis of the beta-globin chains, leading to alpha/beta imbalance, ineffective erythropoiesis, and chronic anemia. The spectrum of thalassemias is wide, with one end comprising thalassemia minor, which consists of a mild hypochromic microcytic anemia with no obvious clinical manifestations, while on the other end is thalassemia major, characterized by patients who present in their first years of life with profound anemia and regular transfusion requirements for survival. Along the spectrum lies thalassemia intermedia, a term developed to describe patients with manifestations that are neither mild enough nor severe enough to be classified in the spectrum s extremes. Over the past decade, our understanding of β-thalassemia intermedia has increased tremendously with regards to molecular information as well as pathophysiology. It is now clear that β-thalassemia intermedia has a clinical presentation as well as complications associated with the disease ...
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Derya G le , Sibel Bilgili, Nuriye Uzuncan, Giray Bozkaya, Nur Soyer, Baysal Karaca. β-Thalassemia Mutation At Codon 37 (TGG>>TGA) Detected In A Turkish Family. Turk J Hematol. 2013; 30(3): 331- ...
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Due to the recent alarming increase in the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in thalassemias, the aim of the present report is to review briefly the frequency, the major risk factors and the surveillance of HCC in β-thalassemias. Over the past 33 years, 153 cases of HCC were reported in patients with thalassemia, mainly in Italy, and Greece. Among HCV-infected patients additional factors promoting development of HCC, included: advanced age, male sex, chronic hepatitis B (CHB) coinfection, and iron overload. For early diagnosis of HCC sequential ultrasound screening is recommended especially for thalassemia patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC), that coincide with (one or more) additional risk factors for HCC. Here we report also the preliminary data of thalassemic patients, above the age of 30 years, followed in 13 different centers. The total number of enrolled patients was 1,313 (males: 612 and 701 females). The prevalence of HCC in thalassemia major patients [characterized by ...
Anaemic adults with beta thalassemia who require regular red blood cell transfusions have a reason to celebrate now that the FDA has approved Reblozyl for their treatment.Today, there are some 550 adults with beta thalassemia in Cyprus requiring regular blood transfusions, while almost 35-40% of ann
Thalassaemia major: also called Mediterranean anemia or Cooley anemia. It is caused by severe mutations in both alleles. No functional ß chains are produced, and thus no haemoglobin A can be assembled. This is he most severe form of ß-thalassemia: those with thalassaemia major need to have regular blood transfusions from infancy onwards in order to survive. Long term transfusions can lead to iron overload, so this patients also need iron chelating therapy ...
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Introduction. The oxidative status of cells is determined by the balance between pro-oxidants and antioxidants. Oxidants are compounds that can accept electrons, as opposed to reductants that donate electrons. Pro-oxidants are referred to as reactive oxygen species (ROS). The toxicity of ROS depends on their reactivity and life span. Longer life span permits them to diffuse, interact with sensitive biological substrates and cause damage to various organelles. Most of the transition metals, such as iron, can convert relatively stable oxidants into powerful radicals. Excess iron catalyzes hydroxyl radical generation from activated oxygen species by the Haber-Weiss and Fenton reactions.1. The intracellular response to oxidative-stress in erythropoiesis involves the transcription factor, Forkhead box O3a (FoxO3a), which controls pathway(s) regulating erythroid maturation and the levels of oxidative stress in murine erythropoiesis.2 Activation of FoxO3a has been proposed as a protective mechanism in ...
Its not clear to me how much Ryanodex sales could peak out at, or how much of Treandas sales Eagle Pharmaceuticals bendamustine will capture, but these drugs, plus the potential sales tied to other drugs in development, make this stock interesting.. No. 3: bluebird bio (NASDAQ:BLUE)Bluebird bio has also delivered nearly triple-digit returns for investors over the past few months as the companys market cap sky-rocketed to $6.4 billion.. Thats a pretty lofty valuation for a clinical-stage company that doesnt have any products on the market, and for that reason investors will need bluebird bios pipeline to produce some blockbuster therapies.. The closest of bluebird bios drugs to market is Lentiglobin BB305, a gene therapy for use in treating beta thalassemia major patients. BB305 is an infusion drug therapy that involves inserting a functioning beta globin gene into a patients own hematopoietic stem cells outside the body and then infusing those cells back into the body. The therapy has ...
We present the case of a 48-year-old premenopausal woman with right lumbosciatalgia secondary to osteoporosic vertebral collapses. Two of her three offsprings, a 31-year-old man and a 16-year-old woman, had chronic dorsolumbalgia, the study of which suggested the diagnosis of minor beta-thalassemia. As opposed to thalassemic osteoarthropathy, frequently observed in the forms of major and minor beta-thalassemia, rheumatic manifestations have almost never been described in the minor forms. We highlight the possibility of symptomatic osteoporosis as the first manifestation and we review the locomotive disorders associated to this hemoglobinopathy ...
Acceleron Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq:XLRN) today announced that results from the MEDALIST and BELIEVE Phase 3 trials of luspatercept in patients with low-to-intermediate risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia, respectively, will be presented at the 60th...
Medicine Journal in MJB authors are : Mahdi Yakoob Kzar,Ali Mihsen Hussein Salivary Iron And Ferritin Levels, Orofacial Complications of Patients With Thalassemia Major In Babylon Teaching Hospital For Maternity and Children university of babylon journals in the repository for farther content please log to http://repository.uobabylon.edu.iq
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Ledipasvir and sofosbuvir yielded 100% SVR in patients with thalassemia major, a genetic disease, who become infected with hepatitis C virus genotypes 1 and 4.
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Globally, hemoglobin (Hb) E beta thalassemia accounts for approximately half the severe forms of beta thalassemia. Because of its wide clinical diversity and the ability of patients with this condition to adapt unusually well to low hemoglobin levels, the management of Hb E beta thalassemia, particularly the decision to instigate regular blood transfusion, is particularly difficult. Here, we present a summary of our work in patients with this condition, which attempts to define clinical, adaptive, and genetic factors of possible value in determining the early management of this condition.
Hamid et al. 2016. Thalassemia minor is known to be a hereditary disease involving affected globin chains. In Thalassemia minor, the fetus inherits haemoglobin genes during fertilization, each from the mother and the father, respectively.
UNICO Delmarva Chapter held a fundraiser walk for Cooleys Anemia Foundation May 6 at St. Edmond Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach. Cooleys Anemia, also known as thalassemia, is a major form of genetic blood disease. The mission of the Cooleys...
Background: Recent advances in the management of thalassemia have significantly improved life expectancy and quality of life of patients with this hemoglobinopathy, with a consequent increase in their reproductive potential and desire to have children. Design and Methods: We describe the methods of conception and delivery, as well as the course and outcome of pregnancy including transfusions, iron overload and chelation in 46 women with thalassemia major (58 pregnancies) and in 11 women with thalassemia intermedia (17 pregnancies). Conception was achieved after gonadotrophin-induced ovulation in 33 of the women with thalassemia major and spontaneously in all of those with thalassemia intermedia. Results: Among the women with thalassemia major, 91% of the pregnancies resulted in successful delivery of 45 singleton live-born neonates, five sets of twins and one set of triplets. No secondary complications of iron overload developed or worsened during pregnancy. When considering only the singleton ...
PubMed journal article: Serum transferrin receptor levels in beta-thalassemia trait. Download Prime PubMed App to iPhone, iPad, or Android
TY - JOUR. T1 - Non-invasive haemoglobin estimation in patients with thalassaemia major. AU - Al Khabori, Murtadha K.. AU - Al-Riyami, Arwa Z.. AU - Al-Farsi, Khalil. AU - Al-Huneini, Mohammed. AU - Al-Hashim, Abdulhakeem. AU - Al-Kemyani, Nasser. AU - Al-Qarshoubi, Issa. AU - Khan, Hammad. AU - Al-Amrani, Khalfan. AU - Daar, Shahina. PY - 2014/11/1. Y1 - 2014/11/1. N2 - Objectives: This study aimed to validate pulse CO-oximetry-based haemoglobin (Hb) estimation in children and adults with thalassaemia major (TM) and to determine the impact of different baseline variables on the accuracy of the estimation. Methods: This observational study was conducted over a fve-week period from March to April 2012. A total of 108 patients with TM attending the daycare thalassaemia centre of a tertiary care hospital in Muscat, Oman, were enrolled. Spot (Sp) Hb measurements were estimated using a Pronto-7® pulse CO-oximetry device (Masimo Corp., Irvine, California, USA). These were compared to venous samples ...
Early heart iron overload in beta thalassemia major patients can be quantified through T2* cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). To clarify the value of tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) in early detection of myocardial dysfunction in iron loaded thalassemia patients diagnosed by CMR. Two groups were …
Thalassemia major is a genetic disorder affecting hemoglobin synthesis, rendering individuals dependent upon lifelong blood transfusions. Consequently, iron overload occurs and patients have shortened life expectancy with the most common cause of death being heart failure. This trial tests whether the combination of traditional therapy (deferoxamine) with a newer drug (deferiprone) will prove more effective in removing cardiac iron than deferoxamine alone.
Patients with severe thalassaemia major suffer endocrine and other abnormalities before their eventual death from iron overload due to repeated blood transfusions. The endocrine status of 31 thalassaemic patients aged 2-5 to 23 years was investigated. Exact data were available on the rate and duration of blood transfusion in all of them and in many the liver iron concentration was also known. Although the patients were euthyroid, the mean serum thyroxine level was significantly lower, and the mean thyrotrophic hormone level significantly higher, compared with the values found in normal children. Forty oral glucose tolerance tests with simultaneous insulin levels were performed in 19 children, of whom 5 developed symptomatic diabetes and one had impaired tolerance. Previous tests on all 6 patients were available and some showed raised insulin levels possibly due to insulin resistance. 2 patients had clinical hypoparathyroidism and are described. The parathyroid hormone levels determined by ...
Four Lankan kids cured of thalassaemia major in India, Four Sri Lankan children suffering from thalassaemia major were cured of the disease through bone marrow transplantation in Bengaluru.
Impaired puberty, which occurred in approximately 77 % of our patients, was the most common endocrine abnormality. The prevalence of other endocrinopathies was much lower: 17.5 % hypogonadism, 8.7% diabetes mellitus, 7.7% primary hypothyroidism, and 7.6% hypoparathyroidism. Three out of 39 postmenarchal patients had secondary amenorrhea. Impaired puberty seems to be more prevalent in our study compared to study of Italian working group [14]. Hypogonadism in our study was considerably lower than other studies. In a longitudinal study, prevalence of hypogonadism has been reported to be as much as 75% in girls and 62% in boys [16]. In our study diabetes was present in 8.7% of the patients. This is considerably higher than the 4.9% of patients developing IDDM in a recent study by the Italian Working Group [14]. It is unclear whether diabetes in β-thalassemia major is related to genetic factors [14, 16]. It seems that our diabetic patients were of younger ages at the time of diagnosis in comparison ...
Last week, CryoSave released a cord blood stem cell unit from the state of the art laboratory in Geneva for the clinical treatment of a young boy who suffers from thalassemia major. The 9 year old patient will receive an allogeneic transplant in Switzerland of the cord blood stem cells from his now 2 year old brother.. Zutphen, The Netherlands - 25 April 2017. Beta thalassemia, is a genetic abnormality of the hemoglobin molecule whereby patients do not transport oxygen properly in their red blood cells. From around 2 years of age, children typically become chronically anemic, tired and prone to infection. They fail to grow normally and are, in the severest cases, dependent on blood transfusions for survival, with the inherent risks and complications that this may bring.. Hemoglobinopathies are included in the current list of around 70 diseases that can be treated with stem cells. They are a group of genetic defects that result in the abnormal structure of one of the globin chains of the ...
Sinasi Nasih Ozsoylu. Did the proband have thalassemia intermedia or severe thalassemia trait?. Turk J Hematol. 2012; 29(1): 99- ...
Glyco-metabolic status was evaluated in 29 pubertal homozygous thalassaemics aged from 17 to 42 years and in 12 age-matched healthy subjects. Diagnosis of diabetes mellitus was assessed in 4 patients (13.8%), who became diabetic after the age of 18 years. With respect to controls non-diabetic patients exhibited significantly higher fasting plasma glucose levels and more sustained glycemic responses to oral glucose tolerance test, whereas their overall insulin output was significantly lower. Moreover non-diabetic thalassaemic patients showed a clear reduction of both beta-cell function and insulin resistance indices (HOMA model). In conclusion our data show a high prevalence of diabetes but do not support the existence of an insulin resistant status in thalassaemia major, at least in adulthood.. ...
The Thalassemia Foundation was founded in 1982 by Angela Polsinelli, the parent of a patient, with the help of a few other parents and patients. It was created because there was a large number of thalassemia patients in the Toronto area, but there was no structured association available. Dr. Freedman asked Angela if she would start an organization, and she agreed. The Cooleys Anemia Foundation in New York City was instrumental in teaching Angela the ropes in regards to setting up an organization in Ontario.. The original name for the Foundation was the Ontario Thalassemia Association. The Association made its own guidelines and objectives. It became legally incorporated on December 13, 1988, under the name Ontario Thalassemia Foundation.. On May 10, 1999, the Foundations name was changed to the Thalassemia Foundation of Canada to better reflect its Canada-wide membership and the work it does on behalf of thalassemia patients at a national level. The Foundation communicates with the thalassemia ...
Beta-thalassemia is due to a defect in the synthesis of the beta-globin chains, leading to alpha/beta imbalance, ineffective erythropoiesis, and chronic anemia. The spectrum of thalassemias is wide, with one end comprising thalassemia minor, which co
1NQP: Crystallization and preliminary X-ray structural Studies of Hemoglobin A2 and Hemoglobin E, isolated from the blood samples of Beta-thalassemic patients
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ABSTRACT Introduction: Regular blood transfusion for β-thalassemia patients is a life-saving therapy, hence, it results in iron overload lead to immune dysregulation triggered by chronic activation of immune system. This fundamental notion contributes to their morbidity and mortality. Monocyte plays a critical role in regulating and bridging innate to adaptive immunity. Our pilot study analyzed the presence of activation markers, CD14 and CD69, on monocyte of major β-thalassemia patients associated with their iron status. Method: Fifty pediatric β-thalassemia patients routinely visited thalassemia clinic for clinical examination and blood transfusion were involved in this cross-sectional study. Flow cytometry applying antibody of CD14, HLA-DR, CD69 was used to dissect CD14+CD69+ monocytes from lysed-erythrocyte heparinized whole blood and defined as cell percentage also median fluorescent intensity (MFI) of CD69 of CD14+CD69+ monocytes. Iron status was indicated by ferritin and serum iron ...
BACKGROUND and AIM. Ventilatory restrictive (RES) impairment has been described in β-thalassemia, but no evidence exists on the causal mechanism. We investigated relationships among lung function, iron overload and clinical parameters in a homogeneous series of β-thalassemia major adult patients.. METHODS. We studied 79 patients (males M/ females F 44/35; age 34.5±6.8 years) with β-thalassemia major on regular transfusion and iron chelation. Iron overload was assessed by serum ferritin, liver iron concentration (LIC) by SQUID susceptometry, cardiac iron by MRI T2*. Lung volumes, diffusion capacity, chelator drugs, hypogonadism (H), hypothyroidism and osteoporosis were evaluated in stable hematologic conditions.. RESULTS. 30/79 pt (38%) [ 21/44 (47.7%) M and 9/35 (25.7%) F] showed RES, 6 bronchial obstruction with no gender differences (3M 3F). In F LIC was higher 2249±903 vs 1497±553 mgFe/gliver dw; p,0.008 in RES vs normals and correlated with total lung capacity (r=-0.402 p,0.03). No ...
Approximately 5% of the worlds population suffers from anemia due to mutations in the human globin gene. While the mutations that cause Cooleys anemia (CA) an...
Abstract. Background: Thalassemia and abnormal hemoglobin are the most common genetic disorders and are considered health problems in many developing countries. Beta-Thalassemia major is the most familiar type, in which the beta-globin chain synthesis is impaired.Objective: To evaluation the concentrations of immunoglobulins IgM, IgG and IgA also the complements C3 and C4 between β-Thalassimic children patients and control group, and find the differences of some hematological parameters between the two groups, finally, isolation of some bacterial species causes the bacterial infections.Patients and Methods: The present study was performed on 40 β-thalassemia major children who were registered in the thalassemia center at Al-Karama teaching hospital in Baghdad and 20 healthy children as a control group from the period of September 2015-Augest 2016, the serum immunoglobulins (IgG, IgM, IgA) and complement C3, C4 levels were measured also blood culture was done to identify the causative ...
Background: A high incidence of thrombotic events in thalassemia intermedia (TI) patients led to the identification of a hypercoagulable state. Brain involvement has not been widely studied in TI, although limited reports confirm a low incidence of overt stroke and high incidence of silent brain infarcts. Patients-methods: This was a prospective study conducted on 30 adult, splenectomized TI patients. Patients were screened for absence of neurological signs or symptoms, and stroke-related risk factors. Patient charts were reviewed for demographics, duration since splenectomy, and any history of transfusion therapy. Blood samples were obtained for complete blood counts and serum ferritin. Direct determination of liver iron concentration (LIC) was performed by R2 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Brain MRI was performed on all patients, looking for ischemic lesions and-or atrophy. Results: The mean age of patients was 32.1 ± 11 years (range, 18-54 years), with a male to female ratio of 13:17. ...
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) by delayed enhancement (DE) enables visualisation of myocardial scarring, but no dedicated studies are available in thalassaemia major. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence, extent, clinical and
Hereditary haemochromatosis (HHC) is a frequent disease in Brittany (5 to 7‰), responsible first for biological disorder in blood iron parameters and minor clinical disorders, before evolving to potential life-threatening consequences such as diabetes, liver cirrhosis and congestive heart failure. The improvement of screening and treatments made those severe affections rare enough not to evaluate myocardial iron overload a systematic part of the starting check-up. Nonetheless this myocardial iron overload might have severe implications on cardiac function on a long term basis. A single trial was conducted on limited number of patients with 1.5 Tesla MRI, which showed a myocardial iron overload (defined by a myocardium T2* value ...
Programs for education, screening, and counseling of senior-high-school students, in populations at high risk for Tay-Sachs and beta-thalassemia diseases, have existed for ,20 years in Montreal. Four process and outcome ...
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n normal individual, hemoglobin consists of two alpha chains and two beta chains. Beta thalassemia is associated with point mutation of the beta globin chain of the hemoglobin of the chromosome 11. Beta thalassemia may present with reduced production o
Beta thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder. This means it is passed down through the parents genes. It is a form of anemia. Anemia is a low red blood cell or low hemoglobin level. Hemoglobin is part of red blood cells. It carries oxygen to organs, tissues, and cells. Beta thalassemia affects the production of hemoglobin.
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Heritable anemia presents an array of chronic symptoms that in many instances arise shortly after birth and persist throughout a patients life. Beyond the direct morbidity associated with chronic anemia, the use of regular blood transfusions can lead to a host of other complications, including iron aggregation throughout the body that can produce serious complications of the heart, liver, and hormone production. More permanent treatments involving bone marrow transplants can reduce or eliminate the need for blood transfusions, but come with their own possible complications including secondary infections and eventual sensitization and rejection of the transplant tissue. Dr. Christopher Lux has a strong clinical understanding and first-hand experience with pediatric hematology and oncology, with a special focus on two hemoglobinopathies, sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia, that arise from hemoglobin gene mutations. The basis of Dr. Luxs research is to develop more effective and permanent ...
Background: Deferasirox (DFX), Deferoxamine (DFO), and Deferiprone (DFP) are iron chelators that can be used in thalassemic patients with iron overload. Materials and Methods: This clinical trial was performed on 108 thalassemic patients who were randomly divided into group A (n=54) and B (n=54). Group A received combination of DFX and DFP, and ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - An uncommon cause of abdominal pain in a patient with thalassemia intermedia. AU - McDonald, Kymberly. AU - Kermalli, Husnain. AU - Majumder, Shounak. AU - Naut, Edgar. PY - 2014/7. Y1 - 2014/7. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84903140794&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84903140794&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.03.005. DO - 10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.03.005. M3 - Article. C2 - 24657334. AN - SCOPUS:84903140794. VL - 127. SP - e17-e18. JO - American Journal of Medicine. JF - American Journal of Medicine. SN - 0002-9343. IS - 7. ER - ...
Thromboses are a serious complication in patients with sickle cell disease, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, beta-thalassemia major, or thalassemia intermedia. Despite prophylaxis, thrombotic events can continue and can result in severe physical or mental debilitation or death of the patient. The fact that thrombosis does not occur in all patients with hemolytic anemias suggests that multiple factors interact to cause the coagulation crisis. Genetic modifiers, associated diseases, nutritional status, infections, environment, and treatment modalities are variables implicated in thrombophilia. The complexity confounds attempts to identify single causative agents in humans with hemolytic anemias. In the past year, mutations in putative genetic modifiers of the coagulation response have been examined as risk factors in patients with a history of thromboses; red cell binding sites on endothelial cells have been identified; and mouse models of thrombogenesis that permit experimental
地中海贫血(thalassemia)被认为是一种遗传性溶血性疾病,在中国常见于南方。世界上约5%人口是镰状细胞病或地中海贫血基因携带者,其中超过141万人生活在中国广西省。由于中国的社会保障和医疗体系仍在发展,许多贫困地区的患者常常难以负担医疗费用,一个地中海贫血儿童每月用以维系生命的输血和服药费用至少需要2000元(2014)。据统计,中国只有不到4.5%的地贫患者能活过15岁。更严重的局面是,随着国内人口迁移,这种疾病正显示出加速蔓延的趋势。. -2015. Mediterranean anemia(thalassemia) is considered a kind of heritable hemolytic disease, occurring relatively often in southern China. Approximately 5% of the worlds population are healthy carriers of a gene for sickle-cell disease or thalassemia, and over 1.41 million live in Guangxi province, China. The cost of keeping one child with thalassemia alive is about 300 dollars per month, ...
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Beta-thalassemia major is an inherited blood disease in which beta haemoglobin is missing and patients are dependent on regular ... "Five year outcome of lentiviral gene therapy for human beta-thalassemia, lessons and prospects". Thalassemia Reports. 3 (1s): ... In September it was announced that an 18-year-old male patient in France with beta-thalassemia major had been successfully ... In May, the EMA approved betibeglogene autotemcel (Zynteglo) for treating beta thalassemia for people twelve years of age and ...
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Diamond was researching the Beta Thalassemia genetic trait, which he suspected was present in Ashkenazi Jewish families in his ... Diamond, Stanley M. (3 August 2004). "About the beta-thalassemia project". DiamondGen. Retrieved 14 March 2016. Burstein, ...
HBA2 Thalassemia, Hispanic gamma-delta-beta; 604131; LCRB Thalassemia-beta, dominant inclusion-body; 603902; HBB Thalassemias, ... alpha-; 604131; HBA1 Thalassemias, beta-; 604131; HBB Thanatophoric dysplasia, type I; 187600; FGFR3 Thiamine-responsive ... CYCS Thrombocytopenia with beta-thalassemia, X-linked; 314050; GATA1 Thrombocytopenia, congenital amegakaryocytic; 604498; MPL ... ACAT1 Alpha-thalassemia myelodysplasia syndrome, somatic; 300448; ATRX Alpha-thalassemia mental retardation syndrome; 301040; ...
These disorders include sickle cell-beta thalassemia. In the case of sickle cell anemia, an individual with one allele for ... 1988). "Clinical and genetic heterogeneity in black patients with homozygous beta-thalassemia from the southeastern United ... Ohno, Kousaku & Suzuki, Kunihiko (1988-12-05). "Multiple Abnormal beta-Hexosaminidase alpha-Chain mRNAs in a Compound- ... sickle cell disorders result from inheritance of the sickle cell gene in a compound heterozygous manner with other mutant beta ...
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Chang JC, Kan YW (June 1979). "beta 0 thalassemia, a nonsense mutation in man". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ... SNPs pinpoint differences in our susceptibility to a wide range of diseases (e.g. sickle-cell anemia, β-thalassemia and cystic ...
Beta thalassemia may also result in transfusion dependence. Concerns from repeated blood transfusions include iron overload. ... and beta-thalassemia HbE syndrome HbC syndrome Various other unstable hemoglobin diseases Sideroblastic defect Hereditary ... Causes of decreased production include iron deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, thalassemia, and a number of neoplasms of the ... Mentzer WC (April 1973). "Differentiation of iron deficiency from thalassaemia trait". Lancet. 1 (7808): 882. doi:10.1016/s0140 ...
Chang JC, Kan YW (1979). "beta 0 thalassemia, a nonsense mutation in man". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 76 (6): 2886-9. doi: ... Also, in cases of beta-thalassemia and related conditions, gamma chain production may be maintained, possibly as a mechanism to ... 1993). "Normal delta-globin gene sequences in Sardinian nondeletional delta beta-thalassemia". Hemoglobin. 16 (6): 503-9. doi: ... The order of the genes in the beta-globin cluster is: 5' - epsilon - gamma-G - gamma-A - delta - beta - 3'. GRCh38: Ensembl ...
Beta thalassaemia (β-globin). *Hurler syndrome. *Dravet Syndrome. Ataluren (previously PTC124) is a pharmaceutical drug that ... Some genetic disorders, such as thalassemia and DMD, result from point-nonsense mutations. ...
Hb H usually occurs in some alpha thalassemia and is composed of four beta globin (protein) chains. This variant is usually ... Another way that beta genes can be inherited is in a homozygous fashion. This means that the person has two abnormal beta genes ... The levels can be normal to increased in beta thalassemia. Hemoglobin F frequently increases in individuals with sickle cell ... This means that the person has one normal beta gene and one abnormal beta gene. This person is considered to be a carrier of ...
... and the abnormal alpha/beta globin chain abnormality of thalassemia from thalassemia mRNA. As a first approach for developing a ... Gilbert, J.M.; Thornton, A.G.; Nienhuis, A.W.; Anderson, W.F.: Cell-free hemoglobin synthesis in beta-thalassemia. Proc. Natl. ... Nienhuis, A.W. and Anderson, W.F.: Isolation and translation of hemoglobin messenger RNA from thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, ... Stripped rabbit reticulocyte ribosomes were programmed with mRNA isolated from thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, or normal human ...
Application to prenatal diagnosis of beta 0 thalassemia in Sardinia". The New England Journal of Medicine. 302 (4): 185-8. doi: ... ISBN 978-0-12-369428-7. Kan YW, Lee KY, Furbetta M, Angius A, Cao A (January 1980). "Polymorphism of DNA sequence in the beta- ... suggested a prenatal genetic test for Thalassemia that did not rely upon DNA sequencing-then in its infancy-but on restriction ... In 2012, molecular diagnostic techniques for Thalassemia use genetic hybridization tests to identify the specific single ...
"Rheological properties of erythrocytes in heterozygous and homozygous beta thalassaemia". British Journal of Haematology. 43 (3 ...
1 in 25,000 Hb S/Beta-Thalassemia (Hb S/Th) > 1 in 50,000 Inborn errors of amino acid metabolism Tyrosinemia I (TYR I) < 1 in ... 1 in 100,000 Beta-ketothiolase deficiency (BKT) < 1 in 100,000 Propionic acidemia (PROP) > 1 in 75,000 Multiple-CoA carboxylase ... Beta-methyl crotonyl carboxylase deficiency Adenosylcobalamin synthesis defects Inborn errors of fatty acid metabolism Medium/ ...
Beta-thalassemia constitutes a major public health problem in the UAE. During 1989-2004, more than 850 patients have been ... in 2014 16,247 people were tested, 342 were Beta-thalassaemia carriers, 8 had sickle-cell anaemia, 205 were sickle-cell anaemia ... Surveys have shown that the UAE exhibits one of the highest carrier frequencies of β-thalassemia in the Persian Gulf region ... thalassaemia, and syphilis. The Health Authority - Abu Dhabi introduced premarital screening and counselling in 2011. 56,226 ...
Beta-thalassemia. Reduced synthesis of the hemoglobin-beta chain; microcytic hypochromic anemia[18]. Factor II. Venous ... "Beta-thalassemia". Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. 5: 11. doi:10.1186/1750-1172-5-11. ISSN 1750-1172. PMC 2893117. PMID ...
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Tadmouri, GO; Gulen, RI (November 2003). "Deniz: the electronic database for beta-thalassemia mutations in the Arab world". ... Some of the diseases are beta-thalassemia mutations, sickle-cell disease, congenital heart-disease, glucose-6-phosphate ... beta thalassemia in all countries, g6dh deficiency all countries. Most genetic markers of Arabs' genetic diseases are ... Some 906 pathologies are endemic to the Arab states, including thalassaemia, Tourette's syndrome, Wilson's disease, Charcot- ...
In 2010 she performed gene therapy on a child with beta thalassemia. Children who are born with Thalassemia Major often develop ... "Gene Therapy in Patients with Transfusion-Dependent β-Thalassemia". New England Journal of Medicine. 378 (16): 1479-1493. doi: ... "Transfusion independence and HMGA2 activation after gene therapy of human β-thalassaemia". Nature. 467 (7313): 318-322. Bibcode ...
Beta-thalassemia is a genetic disease mostly caused by beta-globin gene mutations. Clinical diagnosis is based on ... thalassemia major (TM), thalassemia intermedia (TI) and thalassemia minor (TI). Another classification was established in 2012 ... Patients with beta thalassemia major are more affected and are recommended to receive transfusion throughout their lives. ... Therefore, other than diagnosing anemias that require transfusion, diagnosis for the two main causes (beta-thalassemia and ...
Olivieri NF, Pakbaz Z, Vichinsky E (2011). "Hb E/beta-thalassaemia: a common & clinically diverse disorder". Indian J. Med. Res ... There is a variety of phenotypes depending on the interaction of HbE and α-thalassemia. The presence of the α-thalassemia ... Hemoglobin E/β-thalassemia is a severe disease, and it still has no universal cure. It affects more than a million people in ... The reduced synthesis of β chain may cause β-thalassemia. Also, this hemoglobin variant has a weak union between α- and β- ...
2010) on Beta Thalassemia Heterogeneity in Lebanon found out that the thalassemia mutations in Lebanese Christians are similar ... "Genetic heterogeneity of Beta thalassemia in Lebanon reflects historic and recent population migration." Annals of human ...
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Extended red blood cell phenotyping is also recommended for people with beta-thalassemia. Blood group systems other than ABO ...
... he was the first to discover a point-mutation causing human beta-thalassemia; with Golbus' help, he was the first to carry out ... Kan was the first to discover the gene deletion in human alpha-thalassemia; ... prenatal diagnosis (for a haemoglobinopathy). Kan is best known for his groundbreaking works in sickle cell and thalassemia. He ...
It was the first SOD whose atomic-detail crystal structure was solved, in 1975.[8] It is an 8-stranded "Greek key" beta-barrel ... Overexpression of SOD1 has been linked to the neural disorders seen in Down syndrome.[38] In patients with thalassemia, SOD ... "Status of Superoxide Dismutase in Transfusion Dependent Thalassaemia". North American Journal of Medical Sciences. 7 (5): 194- ...
TGF beta receptors: Endoglin/Alk-1/SMAD4 (Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia). *TGFBR1/TGFBR2 (Loeys-Dietz syndrome) ... Alpha-thalassemia mental retardation syndrome. *Siderius X-linked mental retardation syndrome. *Eye disorders: Color blindness ...
beta-ketothiolase deficiency. *beta thalassemia. *bladder cancer. *breast cancer. *carnitine palmitoyltransferase I deficiency ...
Presumably penicillin G could be given with a beta-lactamase inhibitor combination, such as Unasyn, for patients with a beta- ... Individuals with β-thalassemia and smokers are also listed as high-risk. These individuals, like asplenics and alcoholics, have ... Antibiotics that contain beta-lactamase inhibitors (i.e., oral Augmentin or parenteral Unasyn) cover C. canimorsus as well as ... After diagnosis, provided the strain is not beta-lactamase producing, medication should be switched to penicilin G. ...
However, the level of Hb F can be elevated in persons with sickle-cell disease and beta-thalassemia. ... "Hemoglobinopathies and Thalassemias". Retrieved 2007-12-26.. *^ Reed, Leslie. "Adaptation found in mouse genes." Omaha World- ... Some mutations in the globin chain are associated with the hemoglobinopathies, such as sickle-cell disease and thalassemia. ... A (mostly) separate set of diseases called thalassemias involves underproduction of normal and sometimes abnormal hemoglobins, ...
... beta-thalassemia, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, phosphate depletion, iron deficiency and Wilson's disease. ... Thalassemia is a genetic disease that results in the production of an abnormal ratio of hemoglobin subunits. ... Both sickle-cell disease and thalassemia are more common in malaria areas, because these mutations convey some protection ...
Beta-thalassemia (due to expansion of bone marrow secondary to increased hematopoiesis)[5] ...
"Mutations in the beta propeller WDR72 cause autosomal-recessive hypomaturation amelogenesis imperfecta". Am. J. Hum. Genet. 85 ... Alpha-thalassemia mental retardation syndrome. *Siderius X-linked mental retardation syndrome. *Eye disorders: Color blindness ...
Livingstone FB (1985). Frequencies of hemoglobin variants: thalassemia, the glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, G6PD ... as well as interfering with beta oxidation, an important part of valproate metabolism), and other NSAIDs. Corticosteroids may ...
Beta-thalassemia minor) অথবা বিটা থ্যালাসেমিয়া ট্রেইট (Beta-thalassemia trait). ... hemoglobinopathy: Thalassemia (alpha, beta, delta) · Sickle-cell disease/trait · HPFH membrane: Hereditary spherocytosis( ... দুটি জিন ত্রুটিপূর্ণ হলে মাঝারি থেকে মারাত্মক উপসর্গ দেখা যায়। এ অবস্থাকে বলে বিটা থ্যালাসেমিয়া মেজর ( Beta-thalassemia major ... থ্যালাসেমিয়া (ইংরেজি: Thalassemia) একটি অটোজোমাল মিউট্যান্ট প্রচ্ছন্ন জিনঘটিত বংশগত রক্তের রোগ। এই রোগে রক্তে অক্সিজেন ...
Alpha-thalassemia mental retardation syndrome. *Siderius X-linked mental retardation syndrome. *Eye disorders: Color blindness ...
Ang mga ito ay kinabibilangan ng sakit na sickle-haemoglobin C (HbSC), sickle beta-plus-thalassaemia (HbS/β+) at sickle beta- ... general considerations and impact on patients with sickle-cell disease and thalassemia and on blood transfusions". FEMS ...
... as well as in beta-thalassemia and hemochromatosis.[2] References[edit]. *^ Rooks J, Ory H, Ishak K, Strauss L, Greenspan J, ...
R216W: characterized by a beta thalassemia-type disease, i.e. microcytic anemia, absence of hemoglobin B, and hereditary ... beta thalassemia; mild thrombocytopenia with features of the gray platelet syndrome. ... Molete JM, Petrykowska H, Sigg M, Miller W, Hardison R (Jan 2002). "Functional and binding studies of HS3.2 of the beta-globin ... a thalassemia-like disorder due to unbalanced hemoglobin production, and/or a porphyria-like disorder.[40][37] A recent study ...
... ß-thalassemia in a patient. "Intergenic" refers to long non-coding RNAs that are transcribed from non-coding DNA sequences ... "Expression of a noncoding RNA is elevated in Alzheimer's disease and drives rapid feed-forward regulation of beta-secretase". ...
Beta-thalassemia major anemia. *Beta-thalassemia (gene promoter involvement). *Bethlem myopathy. Bh[edit]. *Bhaskar Jagannathan ...
hemoglobinopathy: Thalassemia *alpha. *beta. *delta. *Sickle-cell disease/trait. *HPFH. *membrane: Hereditary spherocytosis * ...
Beta thalassemia[33]. *Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome[34]. Constitutive vs regulated[edit]. Some promoters are called constitutive ... Kulozik, A. B. K.; Bellan-Koch, A.; Bail, S.; Kohne, E.; Kleihauer, E. (May 1991). "Thalassemia intermedia: moderate reduction ... of beta globin gene transcriptional activity by a novel mutation of the proximal CACCC promoter element". Blood. 77 (9): 2054- ...
Beta-Thalassemia. *Familial Mediterranean fever. *Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and Gilbert's Syndrome ...
Beta thalassemia may also result in transfusion dependence.[60][61] Concerns from repeated blood transfusions include iron ... Mentzer WC (April 1973). "Differentiation of iron deficiency from thalassaemia trait". Lancet. 1 (7808): 882. PMID 4123424.. ... Thalassemias, causing deficient globin synthesis[17]. *Congenital dyserythropoietic anemias, causing ineffective erythropoiesis ... found in thalassemia major) or leg ulcers (seen in sickle-cell disease). In severe anemia, there may be signs of a hyperdynamic ...
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  • Beta thalassemia intermedia may also happen when both of the beta globin genes are mutated, but the mutations are less severe than those that typically cause beta thalassemia major. (kidshealth.org)
  • Beta thalassemia major and intermedia can lead to serious complications, especially if untreated. (kidshealth.org)
  • Beta thalassemia is classified into two types depending on the severity of symptoms: thalassemia major (also known as Cooley's anemia) and thalassemia intermedia. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Thalassemia intermedia is milder than thalassemia major. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The signs and symptoms of thalassemia intermedia appear in early childhood or later in life. (medlineplus.gov)
  • people with both types have been diagnosed with thalassemia major and thalassemia intermedia. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Beta thalassemia intermedia. (kidshealth.org)
  • People with beta thalassemia intermedia have moderately severe anemia and some will need regular blood transfusions and other medical treatment. (kidshealth.org)
  • Children with beta thalassemia intermedia or major may not show any symptoms at birth, but usually develop them in the first 2 years of life. (kidshealth.org)
  • People with beta thalassemia major or intermedia usually have a buildup of iron in the body, either from the disease itself or from the repeated blood transfusions. (kidshealth.org)
  • Someone who inherits a gene change in both beta proteins (one from each parent) has beta thalassemia intermedia or beta thalassemia major (Cooley's anemia). (kidshealth.org)
  • People with beta thalassemia intermedia may need blood transfusions and chelation (key-LAY-shun) but not as often as people with beta thalassemia major. (kidshealth.org)
  • For a type called beta thalassemia intermedia, you may need transfusions at certain times, like when you're sick or before you have surgery. (webmd.com)
  • Thalassemia intermedia can cause problems based on the severity of the anemia. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Three main forms have been described: thalassemia minor, thalassemia intermedia, and thalassemia major which vary from asymptomatic or mild symptoms to severe anemia requiring lifelong transfusions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Those with beta thalassemia intermedia (those who are compound heterozygoutes for the beta thalassemia mutation) usually present later in life with mild to moderate symptoms of anemia. (wikipedia.org)
  • These complications are mostly found in thalassemia major and intermedia patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • Additional symptoms of beta thalassemia major or intermedia include the classic symptoms of moderate to severe anemia including fatigue, growth and developmental delay in childhood, leg ulcers and organ failure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Taher A, Isma'eel H, Cappellini MD. Thalassemia intermedia: revisited. (springer.com)
  • Alpha thalassemia intermedia, or hemoglobin H disease, causes hemolytic anemia. (aafp.org)
  • Beta thalassemia intermedia is less severe than beta thalassemia major and may require episodic blood transfusions. (aafp.org)
  • Beta thalassemia intermedia is when both beta globin genes are mutated, but the mutations are less severe. (childrensmn.org)
  • The types are beta thalassemia major, intermedia and minor. (childrensnational.org)
  • To test this theory, Dr. McLaughlin and colleagues from the University of Pennsylvania, University of North Carolina and University of Minnesota, examined whether parthenogenetic embryonic stem cells could be used for tissue repair in a mouse model of thalassemia intermedia. (news-medical.net)
  • Thalassemia intermedia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body lacks sufficient normal hemoglobin, leading to excessive destruction of red blood cells and anemia. (news-medical.net)
  • DESIGN AND METHODS: We describe the methods of conception and delivery, as well as the course and outcome of pregnancy including transfusions, iron overload and chelation in 46 women with thalassemia major (58 pregnancies) and in 11 women with thalassemia intermedia (17 pregnancies). (biomedsearch.com)
  • Conception was achieved after gonadotrophin-induced ovulation in 33 of the women with thalassemia major and spontaneously in all of those with thalassemia intermedia. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Pregnancy was safe in most women with thalassemia major or intermedia. (biomedsearch.com)
  • However, women with thalassemia intermedia who had never previously been transfused or who had received only minimal transfusion therapy were at risk of severe alloimmune anemia if blood transfusions were required during pregnancy. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Rund D, Oron-Karni V, Filon D, Goldfarb A, Rachmilewitz E, Oppenheim A. Genetic analysis of beta-thalassemia intermedia in Israel: diversity of mechanisms and unpredictability of phenotype. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The survival of patients with beta-thalassemia major and intermedia has improved considerably. (haematologica.org)
  • DESIGN AND METHODS: Respiratory function tests, CO diffusion and arterial blood gas analysis were performed on 19 patients with beta-thalassemia major (9 F, 10 M) and 13 with beta-thalassemia intermedia (6 M, 7 F). All investigations were performed 24 hours before the patients received a blood transfusion or when they were in a stable state hematologic condition. (haematologica.org)
  • The pulmonary function of patients with beta-thalassemia intermedia seemed to be preserved. (haematologica.org)
  • Patients are categorized according to their severity of anemia and symptoms are grouped into thalassemia major (a severe homozygous or compound heterozygous condition, also called Cooley's anemia), intermedia and minor (a mild heterozygous condition also known as trait or minima). (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Later onset anemia suggests intermedia subtype of β thalassemia. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Beta Thalassemia Intermedia encompasses disorders with wide spectrum of clinical presentation. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Spectrum of severity can range from those with haemoglobin level of 6 grams/deciliter (g/dL) with severe disability to asymptomatic cases with haemoglobin of 10-12 g/dL in mild phenotype of beta thalassemia intermedia. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Thalassaemia intermedia: Patients with symptoms that range from those observed in thalassaemia minor and those in thalassaemia major. (nhsggc.org.uk)
  • Blood transfusions are required for beta-thalassaemia intermedia and major, but are associated with iron overload complications. (bmj.com)
  • Compound heterozygosity of beta-thalassaemia with haemoglobin E mutations results in a phenotype more severe than either beta-thalassaemia trait or haemoglobin E mutations alone, similar to beta-thalassaemia major or intermedia. (bmj.com)
  • Thalassemia minor is further divided into thalassemia minima (a person has little to no symptoms) and thalassemia intermedia (a person has moderate to severe anemia). (mydochub.com)
  • There are different types of beta thalassemia (minor, intermedia, or major for example) that have much different impacts on a patient's health. (healthtap.com)
  • In Beta thalassemia intermedia, B +/ B + , both beta chain loci show a partial deletion or inactivation of the gene. (labce.com)
  • Beta thalassemia minor , or beta thalassemia trait , happens when one of the beta globin genes is mutated. (kidshealth.org)
  • Beta thalassemia minor (also called beta thalassemia trait ). (kidshealth.org)
  • People with beta thalassemia trait usually do not have any symptoms. (kidshealth.org)
  • Someone who inherits the gene change in the beta protein from one parent has beta thalassemia minor (beta thalassemia trait). (kidshealth.org)
  • Kids with beta thalassemia trait usually don't need treatment. (kidshealth.org)
  • The presence of thalassemia minor (like sickle cell trait in Africa) afforded protection against malaria, and therefore, this gene thrived. (medicinenet.com)
  • Beta thalassemia minor or thalassemia trait. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Beta thalassemia trait (also known as beta thalassemia minor) involves heterozygous inheritance of a beta-thalassemia mutation and patients usually have borderline microcytic, hypochromic anemia and they are usually asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • A Mentzer index of less than 13 suggests that the patient has the thalassemia trait, and an index of more than 13 suggests that the patient has iron deficiency. (medscape.com)
  • Patients with the beta thalassemia trait generally have no unusual physical findings. (medscape.com)
  • The detection of thalassemia trait may provide an explanation for a microcytic anaemia which will, in concert with a normal serum ferritin, rule out iron deficiency and allow the patient to reduce iron supplementation. (ecoloinfo.com)
  • These are … Normally, beta thalassemia trait does not cause any health issues. (ecoloinfo.com)
  • The anemia of patients with thalassemia trait increases during the second trimester, as does that with normal controls. (ecoloinfo.com)
  • Silent carriers of alpha thalassemia and persons with alpha or beta thalassemia trait are asymptomatic and require no treatment. (aafp.org)
  • Persons with thalassemia should be referred for preconception genetic counseling, and persons with alpha thalassemia trait should consider chorionic villus sampling to diagnose infants with hemoglobin Bart's, which increases the risk of toxemia and postpartum bleeding. (aafp.org)
  • Persons with the thalassemia trait have a normal life expectancy. (aafp.org)
  • Approximately 5 percent of the world's population has a globin variant, but only 1.7 percent has alpha or beta thalassemia trait. (aafp.org)
  • Thalassemia trait affects 5 to 30 percent of persons in these ethnic groups. (aafp.org)
  • Persons with anemia from thalassemia trait should not take iron supplements unless they have coexistent iron deficiency. (aafp.org)
  • For many people with beta thalassemia trait, whose only symptom may be mild anemia from time to time, no medical treatment is necessary. (childrensmn.org)
  • In this study we measured sTfR levels in the cases of beta-thalassemia trait (betaTT) and IDA to see whether it would be a diagnostic tool for the differentiation of betaTT and IDA. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Beta Thalassemia minor or beta thalassemia trait carries no symptoms except for mild fatigue reported in studies. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • If unusually high plasma iron or serum ferritin is encountered in beta thalassemia trait one should rule out coexisting hemochromatosis or iron supplementation. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Beta-thalassemia trait prevalence of Turkey and other Middle Eastern countries were compared and showed in figure II. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Thalassaemia minor: this usually occurs in patients who are heterozygous for one beta thalassaemia mutation (beta thalassamia carriers or bête thalassaemia trait). (nhsggc.org.uk)
  • A ß-thalassemia may be coinherited with both sickle trait or homozygous sickle disease and will reduce the amount of ß-globin chain production. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • The presentation is highly variable, depending on the severity of the ß-thalassemia (from mild dysregulation through to null production and whether it is coinherited with Sickle Cell Anemia or with Sickle Trait (see chapters on Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait). (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Hemoglobin S trait with a coinherited α-thalassemia should also be considered when the percentage of hemoglobin S is less than 33% (see Chapter Anemia Associated with Hemoglobin S-Alpha Thalassemia). (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • If an elevated hemoglobin A2 is not recognized as β-thalassemia, offspring with a partner with benign sickle cell trait could unexpectedly have severe hemoglobin S/Aβ0 disease, rather than benign sickle cell trait. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Having either beta thalassemia trait or sickle cell trait is a mild condition and should not cause symptoms to the point of making a person frequently ill nor shortening life expectancy. (healthtap.com)
  • Having beta thalassemia major or sickle cell disease , or both sickle cell trait and beta thalassemia trait, usually causes severe enough chronic disease symptoms to shorten lifespan an uncertain amount. (healthtap.com)
  • I am of Italian decent and have a thalassemia trait. (scinfo.org)
  • Thalassemia minor or thalassemia trait -- one beta gene has a deletion, resulting in anemia. (mydochub.com)
  • With thalassemia, the red blood cells are destroyed at a faster rate, leading to anemia , a condition that can cause fatigue and other complications. (kidshealth.org)
  • Beta thalassemia can cause anemia ranging from mild to severe and is more common in people of Mediterranean, African, and Southeast Asian descent. (kidshealth.org)
  • Beta thalassemia major (Cooley's anemia) happens when both of the beta globin genes are mutated (changed) and the mutations are severe. (kidshealth.org)
  • People with beta thalassemia minor may have mild anemia, but usually don't need any medical treatment. (kidshealth.org)
  • Beta thalassemia major (also called Cooley's anemia ). (kidshealth.org)
  • People with beta thalassemia major have severe symptoms and life-threatening anemia. (kidshealth.org)
  • There are two forms of beta thalassemia: thalassemia minor and thalassemia major (also called Cooley's anemia ). (medicinenet.com)
  • They are thalassemia minor and thalassemia major (which is also called Cooley's anemia ). (medicinenet.com)
  • Persons with thalassemia minor have (at most) mild anemia (slight lowering of the hemoglobin level in the blood). (medicinenet.com)
  • Thalassemia major (Cooley's anemia): The child born with thalassemia major has two genes for beta thalassemia and no normal beta-chain gene. (medicinenet.com)
  • Because of this, thalassemia major has been called Mediterranean anemia. (medicinenet.com)
  • Thalassemia can cause mild or severe anemia. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • They are forms of thalassemia caused by reduced or absent synthesis of the beta chains of hemoglobin that result in variable outcomes ranging from severe anemia to clinically asymptomatic individuals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Individuals with beta thalassemia major (those who are homozygous for thalassemia mutations, or inheriting 2 mutations) usually present within the first two years of life with symptomatic severe anemia, poor growth, and skeletal abnormalities. (wikipedia.org)
  • How is beta thalassemia differentiated from other causes of anemia? (medscape.com)
  • A major diagnostic consideration is to distinguish mild microcytic anemia due to beta-thalassemia carrier state from microcytic anemia due to other causes. (medscape.com)
  • In patients with beta thalassemia major, the physical findings are related to severe anemia, ineffective erythropoiesis, extramedullary hematopoiesis, and iron overload resulting from transfusion and increased iron absorption. (medscape.com)
  • This is really breakthrough treatment for thalassemia, can it helpful for homolytic anemia or pyruvate keingime deficiency? (medindia.net)
  • Beta thalassemia major causes hemolytic anemia, poor growth, and skeletal abnormalities during infancy. (aafp.org)
  • The thalassemias (named from the Greek word for sea, thalassa 1 ) are a group of inherited autosomal recessive hematologic disorders 2 that cause hemolytic anemia because of the decreased or absent synthesis of a globin chain. (aafp.org)
  • Family physicians need to know how to diagnose thalassemias, how to distinguish them from other causes of a microcytic anemia, and the treatment options for severe forms of thalassemia. (aafp.org)
  • Beta thalassemia major (Cooley's anemia) is when both of the beta globin genes are mutated. (childrensmn.org)
  • A small study finds promise for using gene therapy to treat patients with beta-thalassemia, a blood condition that can cause severe anemia. (npr.org)
  • Results of a study published Wednesday show that 15 of 22 patients with beta-thalassemia who got gene therapy were able to stop or sharply reduce the regular blood transfusions they had needed to alleviate their life-threatening anemia. (npr.org)
  • Beta thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which a child has anemia. (childrensnational.org)
  • Children with beta thalassemia minor have anemia, but often do not have symptoms. (childrensnational.org)
  • As a result of the inefficient synthesis of beta-globin, the patients suffer from chronic anemia due to a process called ineffective erythropoiesis (IE). (nih.gov)
  • Celgene's trial assessed the ability of erythroid maturation agent luspatercept to reduce the need for adults with anemia related to beta thalassemia to undergo red blood cell transfusions. (fiercebiotech.com)
  • Homozygous thalassemia presents as a severe hemolytic anemia, whereas in the heterozygous state, beta-thalassemia is asymptomatic or onl mildly symptomatic. (hubpages.com)
  • Thalassemia should be looked for in all children showing persistent or progressive anemia, hepatosplenomegaly and the characteristic facies. (hubpages.com)
  • Microcytic hypochromic anemia unresponsive to Iron therapy and the presence of numerous target cells and other evidence of hemolysis are strongly suggestive of thalassemia. (hubpages.com)
  • Beta thalassemia is a genetic disorder characterized by anemia and fatigue as well as bone deformities and organ problems. (23andme.com)
  • However, when a person has beta thalassemia, a mutation or loss of the gene encoding beta globin impairs the production of hemoglobin, leading to severe anemia and the need for transfusions. (childrenshospital.org)
  • We conclude that patients with S-beta thal, like sickle-cell anemia patients, present multiple abnormalities of renal function. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Delta-beta-thalassemia should be suspected in a patient with microcytic red blood cells and erythrocytosis but no significant anemia. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Treating sickle cell anemia and beta-thalassemia has been my passion since I first trained as a physician in India," stated Malik. (biospace.com)
  • Beta-thalassemia is an inherited hemoglobinopathy due to reduced or absent beta-globin chain synthesis leading to ineffective erythropoiesis and anemia," Maria Domenica Cappellini, MD, professor at University of Milan in Italy, told HemOnc Today . (healio.com)
  • Luspatercept is a first-in-class erythroid maturation agent under development for adults with anemia from beta-thalassemia or myelodysplastic syndrome. (healio.com)
  • Thalassemias are hemolytic anemias and can be confused with other hemolytic anemia. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Nadim Ahmed, president of global hematology and oncology for Celgene called the approval "an important milestone," since patients with anemia due to beta thalassemia have limited treatment options. (ajmc.com)
  • sickle cell-thalassemia a hereditary anemia involving simultaneous heterozygosity for hemoglobin S and thalassemia. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • n type of anemia occurring as a result of reduced synthesis of the beta chains of hemoglobin. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Human β-thalassemia is characterized by mutations of β-globin gene, resulting in deficient production of the β-globin chains of Hb molecule (ineffective erythropoiesis) and chronic anemia. (intechopen.com)
  • There is retardation of hemoglobin A synthesis in the heterozygous form (thalassemia minor), which is asymptomatic, while in the homozygous form (thalassemia major, Cooley's anemia, Mediterranean anemia, erythroblastic anemia), which can result in severe complications and even death, hemoglobin A synthesis is absent. (curehunter.com)
  • Thalassaemia major: also called Mediterranean anemia or Cooley anemia. (nhsggc.org.uk)
  • SUMMIT, N.J. & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) and Acceleron Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: XLRN) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved REBLOZYL ® (luspatercept-aamt) for the treatment of anemia in adult patients with beta thalassemia who require regular red blood cell (RBC) transfusions. (businesswire.com)
  • There are very limited options for patients living with anemia due to beta thalassemia who are dependent on long term red blood cell transfusions. (businesswire.com)
  • We are pleased to make REBLOZYL available as a new therapy for these patients to help address their anemia, a significant clinical complication of beta thalassemia. (businesswire.com)
  • 2,3 Treatment options for anemia associated with beta thalassemia are limited, consisting mainly of RBC transfusions, which have the potential to contribute to iron overload, which can cause serious complications such as organ damage. (businesswire.com)
  • Inheritance of ß-thalassemia with sickle cell anemia reduces the amount of ß-globin produced, and it is immaterial which of the genes carry both mutations. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Beta thalassemias and hemoglobin S have been discussed as discrete clinical entities elsewhere (see chapter on Sickle Cell Anemia). (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Thalassemia includes a number of different forms of anemia, which are classified as either alpha thalassemias or beta thalasemias. (nyhq.org)
  • Do beta thalassemia and sickle cell anemia always reduce life expectancy? (healthtap.com)
  • A person has sickle cell beta thalassemia if he inherited one gene mutation for sickle cell anemia , and also inherited one gene mutation for beta thalassemia. (healthtap.com)
  • The mutation that causes sickle cell anemia is a qualitative abnormality of beta globin. (healthtap.com)
  • What is the main difference between thalassemia and sickle cell anemia? (healthtap.com)
  • Coincidental alpha-thalassemia and sickle cell anemia are common in my patients. (healthtap.com)
  • Beta thalassemia should be suspected in a patient with a microcytic anemia with an erythrocytosis. (cancertherapyadvisor.com)
  • Beta thalassemia is a microcytic anemia that results from a mutation in one or both alleles of the beta globin gene on chromosome 11. (cancertherapyadvisor.com)
  • Patients with thalassemia minor may have only a mild microcytic, hypochromic anemia with mild jaundice and splenomegaly. (cancertherapyadvisor.com)
  • Examination of the automated red blood cell (RBC) indices can be helpful as an initial screen to determine if the patient has iron deficiency anemia versus beta thalassemia. (cancertherapyadvisor.com)
  • Iron deficiency is the most common cause of microcytic anemia and, thus, must always be considered before making a diagnosis of beta thalassemia. (cancertherapyadvisor.com)
  • Clinically, Hb S-beta-thalassemia causes symptoms of moderate anemia and signs of sickle cell disease , which are usually less frequent and less severe than those of sickle cell disease. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Clinically, manifestations depend on the amount of Hb A. Thus, Hb-S-beta 0 thalassemia manifests similarly to sickle cell disease (Hb SS), whereas Hb S-beta+ thalassemia causes symptoms of moderate anemia and some signs of sickle cell disease , which are usually less frequent and less severe than those of pure sickle cell disease. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Methodology: This study included 100 b-thalassemia major patients who were diagnosed by Hb electrophoresis and were receiving regular blood transfusions for anemia and chelation therapy for prevention of iron overload related complications. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Thalassemia includes a number of different forms of anemia. (mydochub.com)
  • The severity and type of anemia, including the beta thalassemias, depends on the number of genes that are affected. (mydochub.com)
  • Beta thalassemia major (Cooley's anemia) --both (two) beta chain genes have deletions, causing the most severe type of beta thalassemia. (mydochub.com)
  • NEWARK, Calif., Jan. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:PTGX) today announced that the first patient has been dosed in the Phase 2 study of PTG-300, an injectable hepcidin mimetic peptide in development for the treatment of patients with beta thalassemia, a rare disease characterized by chronic anemia and iron overload. (pharmiweb.com)
  • The global Phase 2 study is a single-arm, open label, multiple-ascending dose design which will evaluate safety, proof-of-concept and dose finding in approximately 84 adolescent and adult patients with anemia associated with non-transfusion-dependent or transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia. (pharmiweb.com)
  • PTG-300 is an injectable hepcidin mimetic in clinical development for the potential treatment of beta thalassemia, a rare disease characterized by chronic anemia and iron overload. (pharmiweb.com)
  • PTG-300 is an injectable hepcidin mimetic for the potential treatment of anemia and iron overload related to rare blood diseases with an initial focus on beta thalassemia. (pharmiweb.com)
  • Promising results from the first clinical trials of globin gene transfer to treat beta-thalassemias-inherited forms of anemia-have eliminated the need for blood transfusions in some individuals. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Thalassemias are a group of blood disorders that affect the way the body makes hemoglobin. (kidshealth.org)
  • Beta globin is made on chromosome 11 (beta globin, along with alpha globin, is one of the proteins that makes up hemoglobin). (kidshealth.org)
  • Beta thalassemia is a blood disorder that reduces the production of hemoglobin . (medlineplus.gov)
  • In people with beta thalassemia, low levels of hemoglobin lead to a lack of oxygen in many parts of the body. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Beta-globin is a component (subunit) of hemoglobin . (medlineplus.gov)
  • Hemoglobin consists of four protein subunits, typically two subunits of beta-globin and two subunits of another protein called alpha-globin. (medlineplus.gov)
  • A lack of beta-globin leads to a reduced amount of functional hemoglobin. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Beta thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body doesn't make hemoglobin normally. (kidshealth.org)
  • Hemoglobin is made of two alpha proteins and two beta proteins. (kidshealth.org)
  • In beta thalassemia, the gene change causes an imbalance of hemoglobin proteins. (kidshealth.org)
  • Beta thalassemia lowers your hemoglobin -- a protein that helps red blood cells carry oxygen to your organs and tissues -- and causes a drop in your red blood cell count. (webmd.com)
  • Thalassemia patients make defective hemoglobin . (medicinenet.com)
  • The thalassemias are a group of genetic (inherited) blood disorders that share in common one feature, the defective production of hemoglobin, the protein that enables red blood cells to carry and deliver oxygen. (medicinenet.com)
  • There are many different mechanisms of defective hemoglobin synthesis and, hence, many types of thalassemia. (medicinenet.com)
  • When you have thalassemia, your body makes less hemoglobin than normal. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Beta thalassemias occur due to malfunctions in the hemoglobin subunit beta or HBB. (wikipedia.org)
  • The body's inability to construct new beta-chains leads to the underproduction of HbA (adult hemoglobin). (wikipedia.org)
  • Beta thalassemia is a hereditary disease affecting hemoglobin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder passed on through parental genes causing the body to produce abnormal hemoglobin. (medindia.net)
  • Sickle beta thalassemia is an inherited condition that affects hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to different parts of the body. (rarediseases.org)
  • Affected people have a different change ( mutation ) in each copy of their HBB gene: one that causes red blood cells to form a "sickle" or crescent shape and a second that is associated with beta thalassemia, a blood disorder that reduces the production of hemoglobin. (rarediseases.org)
  • Depending on the beta thalassemia mutation, people may have no normal hemoglobin (called sickle beta zero thalassemia) or a reduced amount of normal hemoglobin (called sickle beta plus thalassemia). (rarediseases.org)
  • The thalassemias are a group of inherited hematologic disorders caused by defects in the synthesis of one or more of the hemoglobin chains. (aafp.org)
  • Alpha thalassemia major with hemoglobin Bart's usually results in fatal hydrops fetalis. (aafp.org)
  • Persons with beta thalassemia major require periodic lifelong blood transfusions to maintain hemoglobin levels higher than 9.5 g per dL (95 g per L) and sustain normal growth. (aafp.org)
  • Beta thalassemia (thal-uh-SEE-me-uh) is an inherited blood disorder in which the body has a problem producing beta globin, a component of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells (RBCs) that transports oxygen throughout the body. (childrensmn.org)
  • Hemoglobin contains two chains of alpha globin and two chains of beta globin. (childrensmn.org)
  • Beta thalassemia affects the production of hemoglobin. (childrensnational.org)
  • Beta thalassemia is caused by a defect of the gene that controls hemoglobin production. (childrensnational.org)
  • We will develop a diagnostic kit for the detectionand quantification of hemoglobin alpha-genes in patients with alpha-thalassemia. (sbir.gov)
  • They then plan to establish the feasibility of a DNA-PCR mediatedcolor complementary assay to detect hemoglobin alpha gene deletions from dried blood samples and tocombine these two methodologies in to a simple and sensitive diagnostic kit for the alpha-thalassemias.Preliminary work is provided to show the feasibility of the methodology. (sbir.gov)
  • In these experiments, theydemonstrated that deletion of hemoglobin gene alpha1 or alpha2 can be determined using three sets ofprimers from alpha thalassemia syndrome patients by differential PCR. (sbir.gov)
  • In preliminary studies, they usedthis method to examine the hemoglobin alpha gene status from nine normal subjects and sevenalpha-thalassemia patients. (sbir.gov)
  • If the RBC indices suggest a thalassemia, then high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) should be performed on lysed RBCs to measure hemoglobin A 2 (α 2 delta 2 ) concentration and hemoglobin F (α 2 gamma 2 ) concentration. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • As these 2 forms of hemoglobin do not utilize beta chains, both are elevated in beta-thalassemia but not in alpha-thalassemia. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • A distinguishing feature of delta-beta-thalassemia from hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin (HPFH) is the cell distribution of hemoglobin F. It is generally uniform (pancellular) in HPFH, whereas it is heterogeneous in delta-beta-thalassemia. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • THALAMOSS is aimed at development of universal sets of markers and techniques for stratification of β-thalassaemia patients into treatment subgroups for (a) onset and frequency of blood transfusions, (b) choice of iron chelation, (c) induction of fetal hemoglobin, (d) prospective efficacy of gene-therapy. (europa.eu)
  • Beta thalassemia, like its better-known cousin sickle-cell disease, is caused by a congenital defect in the globin protein, a key component of hemoglobin, the substance that allows our red blood cells to carry oxygen. (newyorker.com)
  • Thalassemias are disorders of hemoglobin synthesis. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Thalassemia is diagnosed with hemoglobin electrophoresis. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • In β o thalassemia, no hemoglobin A 1 is produced and both hemoglobin F and A 2 are markedly elevated. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • α-thalassemia ( alpha-thalassemia ) that caused by diminished synthesis of alpha chains of hemoglobin. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • β-thalassemia ( beta-thalassemia ) that caused by diminished synthesis of beta chains of hemoglobin. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Hemoglobin A 2 (HbA 2 ) consists of two α-globin chains and two δ-globin chains (α 2 δ 2 ), which is found in low levels of normal human blood and may be increased in the blood of patients with β-thalassemia. (intechopen.com)
  • A disorder characterized by reduced synthesis of the beta chains of hemoglobin. (curehunter.com)
  • Beta thalassemia is a rare, inherited blood disorder caused by a genetic defect in hemoglobin. (businesswire.com)
  • Additionally, further optimization of nuclease and guide RNA combinations led to fetal hemoglobin expression of approximately 40 percent in the beta-globin locus-edited erythroid cells. (yahoo.com)
  • We are encouraged by these pre-clinical results demonstrating cells edited at the beta-globin locus repopulated all lineages of the blood system including, importantly, the red blood cell precursors and the high percentage of fetal hemoglobin expression. (yahoo.com)
  • Thalassemia refers to a group of inherited disorders in which the amount of hemoglobin produced in the body is greatly reduced. (proprofs.com)
  • Knowledge of the presence of both the hemoglobin S and ß-thalassemia mutations within a family should raise suspicion for this combination. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • It is especially important to determine a patient's iron status, since iron deficiency will lower the percentage of hemoglobin A2 produced and could nullify the expected elevation of A2 in beta thalassemia, leading to a missed diagnosis. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Glycated hemoglobin S elutes with hemoglobin A2 on HPLC and may falsely elevated the value of hemoglobin A2, leading to erroneous suspicion of β-thalassemia. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Finally, β0-thalassemias may mask the presence of a mutant hemoglobin, since the thalassemia completely suppresses expression of the mutant gene. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Thalassemia is an inherited disorder that affects the production of normal hemoglobin (a type of iron-rich protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the tissues of the body). (nyhq.org)
  • Beta thalassemia is caused by abnormal or missing genes that affect the beta chain of the hemoglobin molecule. (nyhq.org)
  • Hemoglobin S-beta-thalassemia disease is a hemoglobinopathy that causes symptoms similar to those of sickle cell disease, but milder. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Because of the increased frequency of both Hb S (the abnormal hemoglobin that is responsible for sickle cell disease ) and beta-thalassemia genes in similar population groups, inheritance of both defects is relatively common. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Beta-thalassemia results from decreased production of the beta-polypeptide chains of hemoglobin due to either mutations or deletions in the beta globin gene, leading to impaired production of Hb A (see also Thalassemias ). (merckmanuals.com)
  • Hemoglobin S-beta-thalassemia disease is a hemoglobinopathy that causes symptoms similar to those of sickle cell disease, but less severe. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Thalassemias, autosomal recessive disorders, are among the most prevalent genetic1,2 and major hemoglobin disorders globally3. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • b-thalassemia results from defective synthesis of beta globin units of hemoglobin, resulting in reduced or absent synthesis of beta globin leading to a spectrum of phenotypic manifestations4. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Beta thalassemia is caused by mutations in the beta chain of the hemoglobin molecule. (mydochub.com)
  • What is hemoglobin E-beta thalassemia? (healthtap.com)
  • Sickle cell beta thalassemia is a condition in which one of the paired chromosomes for hemoglobin contains a sickle cell mutation and the other contains a beta thalassemia mutation resulting in an abnormal hemoglobin. (healthtap.com)
  • Beta thalassemia is caused by a mutation in the gene that codes for the beta subunit of hemoglobin, the protein that carries oxygen in the bloodstream. (healthtap.com)
  • RESULTS: Hemoglobin, hematocrit and mean corpuscular volume were significantly reduced in both beta-thalassemia models, more significantly in Hbb(th/3+), which have the greater, age-dependent, iron overload. (haematologica.org)
  • Beta thalassemia is a genetic disorder that affects hemoglobin, a protein that blood cells use to carry oxygen. (biotechnews.com.au)
  • Thalassemia is a hereditary disease related to hemoglobin synthesis. (medscimonit.com)
  • Although human studies have yet to begin, investigators in a biotech company report that they can use CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing to recreate the rare condition known as hereditary persistence of fetal hemoglobin, or HPFH, which causes some patients with SCD or beta-thalassemia to continue to produce the fully functional fetal rather than adult form of hemoglobin into adulthood. (mdedge.com)
  • Patients with sickle-cell disease and beta-thalassemia are not sick when they are first born, but symptoms develop shortly after birth as the fetal hemoglobin levels decline, and as adult hemoglobin rises," Dr. Lundberg said. (mdedge.com)
  • Fetal hemoglobin has been shown to reduce the risk of sickle events in SCD, and reduce symptoms and morbidity of beta-thalassemia. (mdedge.com)
  • The investigators plan to harvest hematopoietic stem cells from patients with SCD and beta-thalassemia and use CRISPR/Cas9 technology to modify the cells to express the fetal form of hemoglobin. (mdedge.com)
  • He pointed out, however, that there are many thousands of patients with inherited hemoglobin disorders worldwide and beta-thalassemia, and asked "how do you proceed to implement this very expensive treatment? (mdedge.com)
  • Enhancing current gene therapy strategies and applying new gene editing tools to correct beta-globin deficiencies and to reactivate fetal hemoglobin production are among the exciting new advances being pursued in the search for a cure for severe globin disorders, as described in Human Gene Therapy . (medicalxpress.com)
  • There are three types of beta thalassemia, depending upon whether one or two beta globin genes are mutated, and the severity of the mutations. (kidshealth.org)
  • Mutations in the HBB gene cause beta thalassemia. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Some mutations in the HBB gene prevent the production of any beta-globin. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Other HBB gene mutations allow some beta-globin to be produced but in reduced amounts. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Most often, mutations occur in the promoter regions preceding the beta-globin genes. (wikipedia.org)
  • This inherited disorder is caused by mutations in the beta-globin gene (HBB gene). (medindia.net)
  • In contrast, beta-thalassemia alleles can be created by many different mutations including both deletion and non-deletion forms. (wikipedia.org)
  • This course defines and discusses the disorder beta thalassemia and its genetic mutations that not only differentiate it from alpha thalassemia, but dictate the severity of the disease. (medialab.com)
  • In both the UAE nationals and expatriates, the beta-thalassemia mutations and their frequency followed a similar trend. (nih.gov)
  • In beta thalassemia, the beta globin gene is affected by a variety of mutations. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Aug. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In the latest demonstration of Transposagen's Footprint-Free™ Gene Editing System, published this week in Genome Research, scientists from the University of California San Francisco corrected mutations in the HBB gene, which cause a form of Beta-thalassemia. (cnbc.com)
  • Transposagen's Footprint-Free™ Gene Editing System, was recently utilized by researchers from University of California-San Francisco to seamlessly correct mutations in the HBB gene, which cause a form of Beta-thalassemia in iPS cells. (cnbc.com)
  • However, a wide variety of naturally occurring mutations that result in the clinical syndrome of thalassemia can trigger accelerated mRNA decay thus controlling mRNA quality prior to translation. (nih.gov)
  • Several hundred mutations of the β-globin gene are known that result in either diminished (β + thalassemia) or absent β globin (β o thalassemia). (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Beta Thalassaemia is generally caused by point mutations or chromosome 11, following a recessive inheritance pattern (meaning that a mutation in each allele is needed to develop the disease). (nhsggc.org.uk)
  • A case-control study aimed to determine the prevalence of C282Y, H63D and S65C mutations of the HFE gene in beta thalassaemia carriers and investigate their influence on iron absorption. (who.int)
  • A total of 41 beta-thalassaemia carriers and 40 control subjects without haemoglobinopathies were screened for the C282Y, H63D and S65C mutations by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment-length polymorphism. (who.int)
  • The objective of this study was to identify the incidence of β-thalassemia traits, their coinheritance, and mutations, as well as to support the patients already diagnosed with β-thalassemia in East-Western Indian population for better management. (dovepress.com)
  • Analyses of eight common mutations of thalassemia in India were carried out using polymerase chain reaction-amplification refractory mutation system, end point polymerase chain reaction, and DNA sequencing methods. (dovepress.com)
  • Beta globin mutations may result in partial loss (beta + allele) or complete loss (beta 0 allele) of beta globin function. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Genetic syndrome of ineffective erythropoiesis caused by mutations of the beta-globin gene. (bmj.com)
  • Thalassemia is one of the most common gene mutations in the world. (healthtap.com)
  • Researchers at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and the University of Massachusetts Medical School successfully applied the technique to two common blood diseases - sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia - involving mutations in the gene for beta globin protein. (childrenshospital.org)
  • The main cardiac abnormalities seen as a result of beta thalassemia and iron overload include left ventricular systolic and diastolic dysfunction, pulmonary hypertension, valvulopathy, arrhythmias, and pericarditis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Siri-Angkul N, Chattipakorn SC, Chattipakorn N. Diagnosis and treatment of cardiac iron overload in transfusion-dependent thalassemia patients. (medscape.com)
  • Atrial fibrillation in β-thalassemia patients with a focus on the role of iron-overload and oxidative stress: A review. (medscape.com)
  • Role of vitamin C as an adjuvant therapy to different iron chelators in young β-thalassemia major patients: efficacy and safety in relation to tissue iron overload. (medscape.com)
  • Persons with beta thalassemia major often die from cardiac complications of iron overload by 30 years of age. (aafp.org)
  • Persons with beta thalassemia major require chelation therapy for iron overload. (aafp.org)
  • Most thalassemia patients are at risk for iron overload and iron supplementation could be harmful. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • In beta-thalassemia major (BTM), iron overload is the joint outcome of multiple blood transfusions and an inappropriately increased iron absorption associated with ineffective erythropoiesis [ 1 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • People with beta thalassemia often have lifelong regimens of chronic blood transfusions in order to survive, and then need treatment for iron overload due to the transfusions. (ajmc.com)
  • Secondary iron overload in patients with β-thalassemia is caused by multiple blood transfusions and increased iron absorption. (intechopen.com)
  • This article has reported modes of actions and challenged such wonderful properties of green tea used to remove excessive iron, scavenge harmful radicals, restore malfunctions of vital organs, and treat patients with β-thalassemia with iron overload. (intechopen.com)
  • BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Homozygous beta-thalassemia patients may develop iron overload even if untransfused, due to inappropriately high intestinal iron absorption. (haematologica.org)
  • Despite the major improvement in therapeutic management of thalassemia major, iron overload is considered a challenging conundrum in these patients and heart disease still remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in these patients. (springer.com)
  • Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the prevalence of cardiac iron overload and cardiovascular complications in transfusion-dependent thalassemia patients in the worldwide. (springer.com)
  • The results of this study show that the prevalence of cardiac iron overload and cardiovascular complications in patients with thalassemia major is almost high. (springer.com)
  • Therefore, iron chelation and careful monitoring of serum ferritin level will prevent the cardiac iron overload, and interval monitoring of patients with transfusion-dependent thalassemia (TDT) by echocardiography and electrocardiography will help with early detection of cardiovascular complications. (springer.com)
  • When someone has beta thalassemia, there is a mutation in chromosome 11. (kidshealth.org)
  • A gene change (mutation) in the alpha proteins causes alpha thalassemia . (kidshealth.org)
  • those who inherit a beta thalassemic mutation but have no hematologic abnormalities nor symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • A sickle allele is always the same mutation of the beta-globin gene (glutamic acid to valine at amino acid six). (wikipedia.org)
  • Several genetic mechanisms have been shown to be responsible for thalassemia, These are gene deletion, gene loss due to unequal crossover, defective transcription nRNA, unstable mRNA, and nucleotide mutation leading to premature termination of polypeptide chain synthesis. (hubpages.com)
  • Gap-PCR (polymerase chain reaction) can also be used to diagnose the delta-beta-thalassemias, using primers on either side of the deletion mutation. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • The symptoms of beta thalassaemia differ greatly from one patient to another, depending mostly on the severity of the mutation. (nhsggc.org.uk)
  • Beta thalassemia occurs when there is a mutation of the beta gene, which leads to reduce the production of beta-globin. (proprofs.com)
  • A genome editing technique called 'base editing' has been used to correct the mutation causing the inherited blood disorder beta-thalassemia in human embryos. (ivf.net)
  • The study, published in Protein and Cell, follows earlier work by the same team who, in 2015, were the first to use CRISPR/Cas9 on human embryos - also in an attempt to correct the beta-thalassemia mutation. (ivf.net)
  • The severity of the clinical findings in thalassemia depends on the effect of the specific mutation on production of the β globin chain. (cancertherapyadvisor.com)
  • β + thalassemia denotes a mutation resulting in marked decrease in β globin chain production, whereas β o thalassemia denotes a mutation resulting in absence of β globin chain production from the affected allele. (cancertherapyadvisor.com)
  • Beta-thalassaemia is an inherited microcytic anaemia caused by mutation(s) of the beta-globin gene leading to decreased or absent synthesis of beta-globin, resulting in ineffective erythropoiesis. (bmj.com)
  • MADRID - With some genetic sleight-of-hand, investigators hope to mimic a rare, naturally occurring mutation that protects some patients with beta-thalassemia or sickle-cell disease (SCD) from becoming symptomatic. (mdedge.com)
  • A genetic counselor can help families understand the different ways beta thalassemia runs in families. (kidshealth.org)
  • What is the genetic pattern of inheritance of beta thalassemia? (medicinenet.com)
  • The pattern of genetic transmission of beta thalassemia (and sickle cell disease ) was deciphered by James V. Neel when he was at the University of Rochester (and later at the University of Michigan). (medicinenet.com)
  • Beta thalassemia is a genetic disease inherited from one or both parents. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Amelioration of Sardinian beta0 thalassemia by genetic modifiers. (medscape.com)
  • These treatments have been a regular and frequent part of her life since birth, because she has beta-thalassemia , a rare genetic disorder that reduces her body's ability to produce enough healthy red blood cells, leading to low blood counts. (bms.com)
  • Bluebirdbio (HQ: Cambridge, Massachusetts) is a clinical-stage company working on potential curatives for genetic disorders like Beta-Thalassemia. (medindia.net)
  • Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: "Beta-thalassemia. (ecoloinfo.com)
  • Persons at risk of having a child with thalassemia should be offered preconception genetic counseling. (aafp.org)
  • An estimated 288,000 people have beta-thalassemia worldwide, which makes the disease one of the most common genetic disorders. (npr.org)
  • Scientists at Yale University and Carnegie Mellon University have used gene editing to effectively cure the genetic blood disorder β-thalassemia, in mouse fetuses, in utero. (genengnews.com)
  • Genetic disorders such as β-thalassemia can be diagnosed during early pregnancy, offering the potential for genetic correction in utero, but no such treatments exist, and children with β-thalassemia may need to undergo blood transfusions for life, or require bone marrow transplants. (genengnews.com)
  • Correlate beta thalassemias with their genetic nomenclatures/designations. (medialab.com)
  • 23andMe does not test for all possible genetic variants linked to beta thalassemia and related hemoglobinopathies, and individuals who have zero variants detected still have a chance of being a carrier for beta thalassemia and related hemoglobinopathies. (23andme.com)
  • The 23andMe Beta Thalassemia and Related Hemoglobinopathies Carrier Status report* looks at 10 genetic variants in the HBB gene linked to these conditions and is most relevant for people of Sardinian, Cypriot, Italian and Greek descent. (23andme.com)
  • 1 Dubai Genetic and Thalassemia Center, Al Wasl Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (nih.gov)
  • Our data strongly suggest the need for a comprehensive thalassemia control program and provides a basis for population screening, genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis. (nih.gov)
  • We are looking for genetic factors which influence the severity of beta thalassemia. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • We will use a genetic linkage approach to identify modifying factors and by analyzing the efficiency of an mRNA surveillance mechanism that is referred to as nonsense-mediated decay and represents a candidate genetic modifier of beta thalassemia and other genetic disorders. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Beta thalassemia is one of the most common genetic diseases in the world, affecting an estimated three hundred thousand people, with another sixty thousand born every year. (newyorker.com)
  • Thalassemia is a genetic disorder. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Health care initiatives focusing on prenatal testing and premarital genetic screening aiming to reduce the incidence of β-thalassemia have emerged during the last decade. (dovepress.com)
  • β-Thalassemia is the most prevalent genetic disorder in India. (dovepress.com)
  • Couples for premarital medical examination or regular healthcare examination in pregnancy were enrolled in this prospective screening program, which was supported by the two-level network composed of 6 local hospitals for testing thalassemias and follow-up for genetic counseling. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • The possibility for a genetic intervention to lead to a cure for the beta-thalassemias is increasingly likely the researchers conclude. (medicalxpress.com)
  • People who are carriers of a thalassemia gene show no thalassemia symptoms and might not know they're carriers. (kidshealth.org)
  • People with this condition typically have very mild symptoms and require no treatment, but they can pass thalassemia on to their children. (kidshealth.org)
  • Babies with beta thalassemia major often seem healthy immediately after birth but start to develop symptoms within the first 2 years of life. (kidshealth.org)
  • The signs and symptoms of thalassemia major appear within the first 2 years of life. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Many people with thalassemia major have such severe symptoms that they need frequent blood transfusions to replenish their red blood cell supply. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In these cases, one copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the signs and symptoms of beta thalassemia. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Depending on the type of beta thalassemia, symptoms can be mild or very severe. (kidshealth.org)
  • What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Beta Thalassemia? (kidshealth.org)
  • In most patients with either α-thalassaemia or β-thalassaemia traits there are no signs or symptoms. (ecoloinfo.com)
  • The presence of sickle-shaped red blood cells, which often breakdown prematurely and can get stuck in blood vessels, combined with the reduction or absence of mature red blood cells leads to the many signs and symptoms of sickle beta thalassemia. (rarediseases.org)
  • The symptoms of beta thalassemia major occur when an infant is between six and 24 months. (childrensnational.org)
  • The in utero-treated mice showed dramatic improvements in β-thalassemia symptoms, higher haemoglobin levels and increased long-term survival, when compared with untreated controls. (genengnews.com)
  • Symptoms of beta thalassemia and related hemoglobinopathies typically develop any time from late infancy (severe form) into adulthood (intermediate form). (23andme.com)
  • Once a patient shows symptoms of beta thalassemia, treatment is essentially palliative, consisting of regular transfusions of red blood cells from healthy donors. (newyorker.com)
  • Transfusion-dependent β-thalassaemia is the severe form of β-thalassaemia, in which symptoms are clearly visible in the first six months of life. (cochrane.org)
  • The person is said to be heterozygous for beta thalassemia. (medicinenet.com)
  • Interaction of the genes for abnormal hemoglobins and thalassemia gives rise to heterozygous states showing the characteristics of both. (hubpages.com)
  • The homozygous form is known as thalassemia major and the heterozygous form is known as thalassemia minor. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Cure for thalassemia major - from allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation to gene therapy. (medscape.com)
  • Multiple Integrated Non-clinical Studies Predict the Safety of Lentivirus-Mediated Gene Therapy for β-Thalassemia. (medscape.com)
  • Gene Therapy for Transfusion Dependent Beta-thalassemia (TIGET-BTHAL). (medscape.com)
  • Since the first successful gene therapy for thalassemia major, in 2007, researchers have worked to improve the efficacy and safety of the procedure. (medscape.com)
  • Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital report a gene therapy strategy that improves the condition of a mouse model of an inherited blood disorder, Beta Thalassemia. (news-medical.net)
  • Its lead candidate is RVT-1801, an investigational gene therapy for sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia. (biospace.com)
  • A pioneering gene therapy could vanquish beta thalassemia, a disorder that affects the red blood cells. (newyorker.com)
  • Today's data further demonstrate the potentially transformative effects of gene therapy for the treatment of beta-hemoglobinopathies and support our global regulatory strategy for LentiGlobin in beta-thalassemia major, with the goal of potentially accelerated approvals in the EU and U.S.," said David Davidson, M.D., chief medical officer, bluebird bio. (businesswire.com)
  • Patients with the life-threatening blood disorder beta-thalassemia required fewer blood transfusions after receiving a gene therapy developed by the UK company Orchard Therapeutics, with four out of nine no longer depending on transfusions. (biotechnews.com.au)
  • Another company developing a gene therapy for beta-thalassemia is the US company bluebird bio , which is currently waiting for EMA market approval of its most advanced beta thalassemia treatment. (biotechnews.com.au)
  • bluebird bio has applied for market authorization of its investigational LentiGlobin™ gene therapy for the treatment of adolescents and adults with transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia (TDT) and a non-β 0 /β 0 genotype. (b3cnewswire.com)
  • Jorge Mansilla-Soto, Isabelle Riviere, Farid Boulad, and Michel Sadelain, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, are coauthors of the article " Cell and Gene Therapy for the Beta-Thalassemias: Advances and Prospects . (medicalxpress.com)
  • They present the rationale for using globin gene therapy to cure beta-thalassemias and discuss the four Phase I clinical studies underway in the U.S. and Europe. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Jorge Mansilla-Soto et al, Cell and Gene Therapy for the Beta-Thalassemias: Advances and Prospects, Human Gene Therapy (2016). (medicalxpress.com)
  • How does alpha thalassemia affect the severity of beta thalassemia? (medscape.com)
  • As a result of the various differences in chain production and resulting symptom severity, both alpha and beta thalassemia are classified as being minor or major plus there are various intermediate scenarios. (ecoloinfo.com)
  • In decreasing order of severity, they may be classified as thalassemia major, thalassemia intermediate, thalassemia minor and thalassemia minima. (hubpages.com)
  • In addition, we emphasize the importance of these pathways in modulating the severity of the β-thalassemia phenotype. (nih.gov)
  • Dz severity depends on beta globin expression from thal allele. (healthtap.com)
  • This is the most severe form of beta thalassemia. (kidshealth.org)
  • In the study , published in the New England Journal of Medicine, all but one of the 13 patients who had a less severe form of beta-thalassemia were able to completely stop receiving blood transfusions, the researchers reported. (npr.org)
  • At Hadassah, few of the patients with the severe form of beta thalassemia lived into adulthood. (newyorker.com)
  • People with beta thalassemia are at an increased risk of developing abnormal blood clots. (medlineplus.gov)
  • and other associated health problems in people with beta thalassemia. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In the Bluebird Bio treatment, blood stem cells are taken from patients and modified by a virus that inserts a working copy of the gene that is defective in people with beta-thalassemia. (npr.org)
  • What are the complications of beta thalassemia? (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Some people with thalassemia are susceptible to health complications that involve the spleen (hypersplenism) and gallstones (due to hyperbilirubinemia from peripheral hemolysis). (wikipedia.org)
  • Endocrine complications due to haemosiderosis are present in a significant number of patients with beta-thalassemia major (BTM) worldwide and often become barriers in their desire for parenthood. (hindawi.com)
  • Improvement of survival in patients with β-thalassemia has allowed several clinical morbidities to manifest, including renal complications. (ovid.com)
  • 20 ms) and cardiac complications in thalassemia major patients in the worldwide was 25% (95% CI 22-28%) and 42% (95% CI 37-46%), respectively. (springer.com)
  • In contrast, transcripts bearing PTCs located less than 55 nt upstream of the last exon-exon junction, or in the 5'-part of exon 3, escape NMD, resulting in the production of truncated proteins that are small enough to be efficiently degraded, along with the α-globin chains in excess, and heterozygotes are still asymptomatic for β-thalassemia. (nih.gov)
  • We studied gall bladder contractility in 61 children with beta-thalassaemia who were asymptomatic for gall bladder disease and 51 sex- and age-matched controls in Cairo, Egypt, using real-time ultrasonography. (who.int)
  • In some cases of beta thalassemia, the adjacent delta chain gene is also affected and this gives rise to delta-beta thalassemia. (hubpages.com)
  • A follow-up test to distinguish delta-beta-thalassemia from HPFH is the globin chain synthesis assay. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • In delta-beta-thalassemia, there will be a mild alpha chain imbalance with an alpha to non-alpha ratio of about 1.5, whereas there will be balanced production of alpha and beta chains in HPFH. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • In homozygous beta 0 thalassemia, there is no synthesis of beta chains, while in homozygous beta + thalassemia, beta chains are present, but only in small amounts. (hubpages.com)
  • A total of 212 patients had homozygous beta-thalassemia and the remaining 101 were compound heterozygotes. (nih.gov)
  • In addition, 427 expatriate patients were studied: 256 with homozygous beta-thalassemia and 171 were compound heterozygotes. (nih.gov)
  • Diagnosis of Homozygous beta thalassemia is not difficult. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Sera collected in New York in 1984 from 77 patients with homozygous beta-thalassemia were assayed for antibodies to HTLV-III by ELISA and Western blot techniques. (jimmunol.org)
  • The clinical picture associated with thalassemia major was first described in 1925 by the American pediatrician Thomas Cooley. (medicinenet.com)
  • Erythropoiesis is not equally suppressed in transfused males and females with β-thalassemia major: are there clinical implications? (medscape.com)
  • Patients with coinheritance of alpha thalassemia have a milder clinical course because they have a less severe alpha-beta chain imbalance. (medscape.com)
  • List the clinical manifestations of the various forms of beta thalassemia. (medialab.com)
  • The clinical and haematological findings in 19 Liberians probably homozygous for beta thalassaemia are described. (bmj.com)
  • The partners recently dosed the first patient in a phase I/II clinical trial in adults with beta thalassemia. (biotechnews.com.au)
  • We are encouraged to move forward with clinical development of PTG-300 in patients with beta thalassemia," commented Dinesh V. Patel, Ph.D., Protagonist President and Chief Executive Officer. (pharmiweb.com)
  • The type of beta thalassemia you or your child has will help your doctor decide if you need blood transfusions. (webmd.com)
  • Inheriting two abnormal genes causes the most severe type of beta thalassemia. (nyhq.org)
  • Compare and contrast laboratory findings in cases of beta thalassemia. (medialab.com)
  • A phase 3 trial of Celgene's luspatercept in adults with beta thalassemia has hit its primary goal. (fiercebiotech.com)
  • HBB blockage over time leads to decreased beta-chain synthesis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Alpha thalassemia is caused by reduced or absent synthesis of alpha globin chains, and beta thalassemia is caused by reduced or absent synthesis of beta globin chains. (aafp.org)
  • beta-thalassemia encompasses a group of monogenic diseases that have in common defective synthesis of beta-globin. (nih.gov)
  • The condition is designated alpha or beta thalassemia if the synthesis of alpha chain or beta chain is depressed respectively. (hubpages.com)
  • Due to the absence of beta chain synthesis, the alpha chains which are in excess are precipitated to form inclusions within the erythroid precursors. (hubpages.com)
  • Beta-thalassemia major ( β -TM) is a hereditary hemogolinopathy caused by impaired synthesis of β -globin chain and requires frequent blood transfusions [ 1 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Thalassemia due to one of two or more genes that depress (partially or completely) synthesis of beta-globin chains by the chromosome bearing the abnormal gene. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Alpha thalassemia occurs as a result of the deletion of the alpha-globin genes, which leads to a decrease in the synthesis of alpha-globin. (proprofs.com)
  • This disorder is due to decreased synthesis or absence of beta globulin chains. (healthtap.com)
  • These mildly affected people are said to have thalassemia minor. (medlineplus.gov)
  • If you have the mildest form, beta thalassemia minor, you likely won't need transfusions or any other treatment. (webmd.com)
  • What is the difference between thalassemia minor and major? (medicinenet.com)
  • Thalassemia minor: The individual with thalassemia minor has only one copy of the beta thalassemia gene (together with one perfectly normal beta-chain gene). (medicinenet.com)
  • However, persons with thalassemia minor have a normal blood iron level (unless they are iron deficient for other reasons). (medicinenet.com)
  • No treatment is necessary for thalassemia minor. (medicinenet.com)
  • Dr. Neel recognized that the parents of children with thalassemia major had thalassemia minor with one beta thalassemia gene. (medicinenet.com)
  • I have been diagnosed as a Beta Thalassemia Minor since few years ago. (medhelp.org)
  • The therapeutic approach to thalassemia varies between thalassemia minor and thalassemia major. (medscape.com)
  • Patients with thalassemia minor usually do not require any specific treatment. (medscape.com)
  • Its traits and coinheritance vary from mild to severe conditions, resulting in thalassemia minor, intermediate, and major, depending upon many factors. (dovepress.com)
  • People with thalassemia minor have a 50/50 chance to pass the gene to their offspring, who would also have thalassemia minor, assuming that the other parent is not affected. (nyhq.org)
  • Thalassemia major is inherited by an autosomal recessive gene, which means that two copies of the gene are necessary to produce the condition, one inherited from each of two carrier parents who have thalassemia minor. (nyhq.org)
  • Life expectancy is normal with a-and b- thalassemia minor. (healthtap.com)
  • No. I am going to assume you have beta thalassemia minor. (healthtap.com)
  • Beta thal minor shouldn't be a problem. (healthtap.com)
  • Amid A, Haghi-Ashtiani B, Kirby-Allen M, Haghi-Ashtiani MT. Screening for thalassemia carriers in populations with a high rate of iron deficiency: revisiting the applicability of the Mentzer Index and the effect of iron deficiency on Hb A2 levels. (medscape.com)
  • These are the carriers of beta thalassemia. (childrensnational.org)
  • It's important for carriers of the thalassemia gene to know how their children may be affected. (childrensnational.org)
  • DNA testing can find alpha thalassemia carriers. (childrensnational.org)
  • The kit will be usedfor screening potential carriers with alpha-thalassemia in the United States, Southeast Asia andSouthern China. (sbir.gov)
  • In Palestine, 4% of the population are known thalassemia carriers with new cases continuing to appear despite the availability of prenatal testing. (dovepress.com)
  • H63D, S65C and C282Y allele frequencies were 30.5%, 13.4% and 7.3% respectively in [‎3-thalassaemia carriers and 10.0%, 2.5% and 0.0% respectively in the control group. (who.int)
  • Six thousands five hundreds and sixty-three individuals in total were found to be the carriers of thalassemias, with 4312 for alpha thalassemia (4.5%) and 2251 for beta thalassemia (2.3%), respectively. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Our results indicate that the frequency of beta-globin gene defects including beta-thalassemia, sickle cell gene (betaS) and abnormal hemoglobins is significantly increased and poses a major public health problem in the UAE. (nih.gov)
  • These stem cells will then have a healthy beta globin gene inserted. (chop.edu)
  • In persons with beta thalassemia, there is reduced or absent production of beta globin chains. (medicinenet.com)
  • Beta thalassemia happens when one of the genes controlling beta globin production is absent or defective, causing faster than normal destruction of RBCs. (childrensmn.org)
  • Hb S predominates on electrophoresis and is always greater than 50%.Hb A is decreased Hb-S-beta + or absent in Hb-S-beta 0. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Beta-thalassaemia is a hereditary disease, the prevalence of which is high in persons of Mediterranean, African, and Southeast Asian ancestry. (jmir.org)
  • In addition to beta thalassemia, PTG-300 has broad potential in the treatment of other disorders, including hereditary hemochromatosis and the myeloproliferative neoplasms polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndrome. (pharmiweb.com)
  • Kids who have beta thalassemia can end up with too much iron in their bodies, either from the disease itself or from getting repeated blood transfusions. (kidshealth.org)
  • This results in sickle beta thalassemia, a type of sickle cell disease . (kidshealth.org)
  • If you're the parent of a child with beta thalassemia, it's important to find support for the emotions you may feel as you help your child manage the disease. (webmd.com)
  • Patients with sickle cell-beta thalassemia may present with painful crises similar to patients with sickle cell disease Sickle cell-beta thalassemia is caused by inheritance of a sickle cell allele from one parent and a beta thalassemia allele from the other. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although beta-thalassemia is one of the first monogenic diseases to be described and represents a global health problem, only recently has the scientific community started to focus on the real molecular mechanisms that underlie this disease, opening new and exciting therapeutic perspectives for thalassemic patients worldwide. (nih.gov)
  • In 2016 the team reported on use of the PNA technology in adult mice to correct the β-thalassemia gene defect and effectively cure animals of disease. (genengnews.com)
  • Findings could hold promise for a new treatment strategy for autosomal dominant diseases like certain forms of Beta Thalassemia, tuberous sclerosis or Huntington's disease. (news-medical.net)
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have developed an integrated, high-throughput system to better understand and possibly manipulate gene expression for treatment of disorders such as sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia. (news-medical.net)
  • Beta Thalassaemia, Alpha Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Disease Educational Community booklet, p.p. 15-17. (thalassaemia.org.cy)
  • Iron toxicity is, for these reasons, the major cause of ill-health and finally premature death in thalassaemia patients, even those that are classified initially as having milder forms of the disease. (thalassaemia.org.cy)
  • for hemoglobinopathies, such as sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia , and with Shire International GmbH to develop therapeutics for Huntington's disease. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • We're thrilled that Acceleron's first approved medicine is one with the potential to help patients with beta thalassemia, who have been in need of new treatments for this lifelong disease," said Habib Dable, President and Chief Executive Officer of Acceleron. (businesswire.com)
  • These data are promising for patients living with beta-thalassemia major and severe sickle cell disease, two devastating, genetically-based hematologic diseases that have a profound impact on both quality of life and life expectancy," said Professor Cavazzana. (businesswire.com)
  • We are excited that the promising early results for LentiGlobin in beta-thalassemia major are now extending to the first treated patient with severe sickle cell disease. (businesswire.com)
  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Editas Medicine, Inc. ( EDIT ), a leading genome editing company, today announced results from a follow-up study to assess two different CRISPR genome editing strategies, one targeting the BCL11A erythroid enhancer ( BC11Ae ) and one targeting the beta-globin locus, for the treatment of sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia. (yahoo.com)
  • Based on the data, Editas Medicine has initiated IND-enabling activities for EDIT-301, an experimental CRISPR medicine designed to durably treat sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia by editing the beta-globin locus. (yahoo.com)
  • Our program is on track towards the clinic, and we have started our IND-enabling activities as we look to develop a best-in-class medicine for the treatment of sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia. (yahoo.com)
  • It should be noted that Thalassemia is not just one disease. (proprofs.com)
  • Also, sickle-beta-thalassemia is a common form of sickle cell disease . (healthtap.com)
  • My two children both with Sickle Cell Disease type Sickle beta + thalassemia. (scinfo.org)
  • Although they have sickle beta thal plus, we still live with this disease EVERYDAY! (scinfo.org)
  • Our ongoing nonmyeloablative allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) transplant protocol (03-H-0170) for patients with severe sickle cell disease (SCD) and B-thalassemia from HLA -matched family donors has excellent results thus far. (aamds.org)
  • PN-943 is an oral, gut-restricted alpha-4-beta-7 integrin antagonist peptide in development for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. (pharmiweb.com)
  • De Sanctis V, Kattamis C, Canatan D et al (2017) Beta-thalassemia distribution in the old world: an ancient disease seen from a historical standpoint. (springer.com)
  • Examination of the automated red blood cell (RBC) indices can be helpful as an initial screen to determine if the patient has thalassemia. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • If there is any question as to whether a patient has thalassemia, it is wise to consult a hematologist before beginning any treatment. (nyhq.org)
  • The formula % microR-%hypoHe-RDW (M-H-R) has been shown the most sensitive method of predicting if a patient has thalassemia from the RBC indices. (cancertherapyadvisor.com)
  • Heart failure, growth impairment, diabetes and osteoporosis are life-threatening conditions which can be caused by beta thalassemia major. (wikipedia.org)
  • The findings suggest that left ventricular diastolic dysfunction occurs early in myocardial impairment in patients with beta thalassaemia major. (bmj.com)
  • The presence of circulating soluble immune complexes and the level of complement were investigated in sera from 21 patients with beta-thalassaemia major, including both splenectomised and nonsplenectomised patients. (bmj.com)
  • Abstract We will develop a simple PCR method to diagnosis alpha-thalassemias. (sbir.gov)
  • Juvenile chronic myelogenous leukemia has high haemoglobin F like beta thalassemia but several laboratory findings like absence of elevated haemoglobin A 2 level, decrease in carbonic anhydrase, primitive cells in the marrow favors the diagnosis of juvenile chronic myelogenous leukemia. (clinicaladvisor.com)
  • Then confirmative diagnosis of alpha and beta thalassemia was performed on those couples suspected at-risk for severe thalassemia by using the PCR-based molecular diagnostic assays. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • The couples at-risk for severe thalassemia were counseled and offered prenatal diagnosis and termination of pregnancy in case of an affected fetus. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Successful prenatal diagnosis was made for 142 (98 for alpha thalassemia and 44 for beta thalassemia) out of 148 (95.9%) pregnancies at-risk for severe thalassemias. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Conclusion: Patients with β-thalassemia major had a high prevalence of subclinical adrenal insufficiency of 16%, hypoparathyroidism of 4.5% with weak negative correlation between the low level of cortisol ≤160 nmol/L and high serum ferritin. (scirp.org)
  • In Southern Asia, the prevalence of b thalassemia has been reported to be from as low as 2% to as high as 28% in various studies5,6. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of gallbladder sludge and stones in beta-thalassemic children. (medscimonit.com)
  • Longer survival of beta-thalassemic patients leads to a higher prevalence gallbladder sludge and stones. (medscimonit.com)
  • Thalassemias are inherited blood disorders . (medicinenet.com)
  • Beta thalassemias (β thalassemias) are a group of inherited blood disorders. (wikipedia.org)
  • Common endocrine disorders reported in b-thalassemia major patients are short stature, hypogonadism, hypoparathyroidism, hypothyroidism and diabetes mellitus13. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Many studies have been done on endocrine disorders including hypoparathyroidism in thalassemia patients and frequency reported varies from centre to centre but largest study so far done included 1861 patients from 25 centres and showed that 3.6% b -thalassemia major patients had hypoparathyroidism14. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Since SCD and B-thalassemia are non-malignant disorders of red cells, severe GVHD, lack of donor erythrocyte (prolonged donor red cell aplasia), or graft rejection is collectively considered transplant failure. (aamds.org)
  • So, if one or both of the genes that tells chromosome 11 to produce beta globin is altered, less beta globin is made. (kidshealth.org)
  • Which chromosome demonstrates a partial or full gene loci deletion in various forms of beta thalassemia? (medialab.com)
  • Southern blot analysis with appropriate restriction digestion of genomic DNA and probes to the delta chain gene and the beta chain gene on chromosome 11 will demonstrate a deletion that encompasses the delta chain and the beta chain. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • There is one beta chain gene on each #11 chromosome, and a total of two #11 chromosomes per person, one inherited from each parent. (nyhq.org)
  • There is one beta chain gene on each #11 chromosome, for a total of two. (mydochub.com)
  • Both of the chromosomes have abnormal genes that do not direct the body to make normal beta chains or normal amounts of beta chains. (nyhq.org)
  • Blood transfusions and chelation do not cure beta thalassemia. (kidshealth.org)
  • Lucarelli G, Galimberti M, Polchi P. Marrow transplantation in patients with thalassemia responsive to iron chelation therapy. (medscape.com)
  • Currently, the standard protocol for treatment of Beta-Thalassemia major is lifelong blood transfusions along with regular iron chelation therapy either through infusion or oral medications. (medindia.net)
  • The standard of care for patients with beta-thalassemia is blood transfusion and iron chelation to remove the iron accumulated by transfusion. (healio.com)
  • Removing excess iron through iron chelation , is the second major pillar of thalassaemia management. (thalassaemia.org.cy)
  • Objectives: to determine the levels of calcium and phosphorus in transfusion-dependant b-thalassemia major patients who were on chelation therapy being followed at Fatimid Foundation, Peshawar. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Conclusion: Low serum calcium is very prevalent in transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia major patients in our set up possibly due to poor chelation as was confirmed by our study where 49% of patients had hypocalcemia. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • With the advent of chelation therapy, the survival of thalassemia major patients have increased and they are entering even into third and fourth decades of life11. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • One hundred fifty-three beta-thalassemia patients on a long-term transfusion/chelation program were selected by a cluster randomized method and were evaluated ultrasonographically for the presence of sludge and biliary lithiasis. (medscimonit.com)
  • This is he most severe form of ß-thalassemia: those with thalassaemia major need to have regular blood transfusions from infancy onwards in order to survive. (nhsggc.org.uk)
  • If you have the most severe form, beta thalassemia major, you'll need regular transfusions. (webmd.com)
  • There are two forms of beta thalassemia. (medicinenet.com)
  • Differentiate among the various forms of beta thalassemia. (medialab.com)
  • Identify synonyms for the various forms of beta thalassemia. (medialab.com)
  • SAN DIEGO - Adults with transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia experienced significant reductions in red blood cell transfusion burden with luspatercept, according to results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 study presented at ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition. (healio.com)
  • Background: Adrenal and parathyroid insufficiency are uncommon in patients with transfusion dependent Beta Thalassemia (β-TM). (scirp.org)
  • Adrenal gland dysfunction is an uncommon endocrine complication in patients with blood transfusion dependent Beta-Thalassemia Major (β-TM) [ 1 ]. (scirp.org)
  • Celgene and Acceleron announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designations to luspatercept for use in two separate indications: for the treatment of patients with transfusion dependent beta-thalassemia and for the treatment of patients with non-transfusion dependent beta-thalassemia. (empr.com)
  • Transfusion dependent beta thalassemia patients (any genotype) undergo peripheral blood stem cell harvest following mobilization with the lenograstim and plerixafor. (bloodjournal.org)
  • The study is designed to evaluate the safety and preliminary efficacy of PTG-300 in patients with transfusion-dependent or non-transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia. (pharmiweb.com)
  • People inherit the genes for beta thalassemia from their parents. (kidshealth.org)
  • In a child with beta-thalassemia who received a transplant with sex-mismatched umbilical cord blood and neonatal blood, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) with probes to X and Y chromosomes revealed an extra Y signal in 19.3% of the hepatocytes and in 38.9% of the pretransplant peripheral blood cells, yielding YY/Y ratios of 0.24 and 0.64, respectively. (nih.gov)