Balanced globin synthesis in idiopathic myelofibrosis.


Four patients with idiopathic myelofibrosis were found to have microcytic and/or hypochromic red cell indexes. The alpha/beta globin synthetic ratio determined by incubating peripheral blood with [14C]leucine was within normal limits in all patients studied. This is unlike a recent report of acquired hemoglobin H disease with decreased alpha/beta synthetic… (More)


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@article{Ballas1981BalancedGS, title={Balanced globin synthesis in idiopathic myelofibrosis.}, author={Samir K Ballas and Steven H Krasnow}, journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry}, year={1981}, volume={110 2-3}, pages={255-9} }