Scientists at the University of Bonn have discovered a new rare type of hemoglobin that appears optically to be transporting little oxygen. Measurements of the blood oxygen level therefore present a similar picture to patients suffering from an inherited cardiac defect. After examining two patients, the scientists now understand that the new type of hemoglobin distorts the level of oxygen measured. The scientists have named the type Hemoglobin Bonn. They have published their discovery in Clinical Chemistry.
This article was published in Drug Discovery & Development magazine: Vol. 11, No. 4, April, 2008, pp. 29.
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