Aliases for HBM Gene
External Ids for HBM Gene
Previous Symbols for HBM Gene
The human alpha globin gene cluster located on chromosome 16 spans about 30 kb and includes seven loci: 5'- zeta - pseudozeta - mu - pseudoalpha-1 - alpha-2 - alpha-1 - theta - 3'. This gene has an ORF encoding a 141 aa polypeptide which is similar to the delta globins found in reptiles and birds. This locus was originally described as a pseudogene; however, it is currently thought to be a protein-coding gene. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HBM Gene
HBM (Hemoglobin, Mu) is a Protein Coding gene. GO annotations related to this gene include iron ion binding and oxygen binding. An important paralog of this gene is HBA2.