Mu hemoglobin

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hemoglobin, mu
Symbol HBM
Alt. symbols HBAP2
Entrez 3042
HUGO 4826
OMIM 609639
RefSeq NM_001003938
UniProt Q6B0K9
Other data
Locus Chr. 16 p13.3

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


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