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Chapter 10, Problem 19QP
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A person was found to have very low levels of functional beta globin mRNA and therefore very low levels of the beta globin protein. What problems would this cause for assembling functional haemoglobin molecules?

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To explain: The problems that would be caused in assembling of functional hemoglobin molecules in an individual who is found to be having very low levels of functional beta globin mRNA that results in low levels of the beta globin protein.

Introduction: Hemoglobin is a protein molecule in the Red Blood Cells. It contains iron that helps in transferring oxygen dissolved in blood from one location to another inside the body. Presence of adequate amount of hemoglobin in blood is very important to deliver oxygen to all the parts of the body. Lack of hemoglobin can cause oxygen deficiency at different locations of the body

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mRNA serves as a template for the synthesis of polypeptide chains.. Low level of beta globin mRNA will result in low levels of beta globin proteins, which are very important in the formation of healthy hemoglobin molecules. As a result of this hemoglobin production will be reduced in the body...

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