Aliases for HBZ Gene
External Ids for HBZ Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HBZ Gene
Zeta-globin is an alpha-like hemoglobin. The zeta-globin polypeptide is synthesized in the yolk sac of the early embryo, while alpha-globin is produced throughout fetal and adult life. The zeta-globin gene is a member of the human alpha-globin gene cluster that includes five functional genes and two pseudogenes. The order of genes is: 5' - zeta - pseudozeta - mu - pseudoalpha-1 - alpha-2 -alpha-1 - theta1 - 3'. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2009]
GeneCards Summary for HBZ Gene
HBZ (Hemoglobin Subunit Zeta) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HBZ include Alpha-Thalassemia and Thalassemia. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include iron ion binding and oxygen binding. An important paralog of this gene is HBA2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HBZ Gene
The zeta chain is an alpha-type chain of mammalian embryonic hemoglobin.