External Ids for HBQ1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HBQ1 Gene
Theta-globin mRNA is found in human fetal erythroid tissue but not in adult erythroid or other nonerythroid tissue. The theta-1 gene may be expressed very early in embryonic life, perhaps sometime before 5 weeks. Theta-1 is a member of the human alpha-globin gene cluster that involves five functional genes and two pseudogenes. The order of genes is: 5' - zeta - pseudozeta - mu - pseudoalpha-2 -pseudoalpha-1 - alpha-2 - alpha-1 - theta-1 - 3'. Research supports a transcriptionally active role for the gene and a functional role for the peptide in specific cells, possibly those of early erythroid tissue. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HBQ1 Gene
HBQ1 (Hemoglobin, Theta 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HBQ1 include thalassemias, alpha-. GO annotations related to this gene include iron ion binding and oxygen binding. An important paralog of this gene is HBA2.