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mouth, genital abnormalities) and severe mental retardation. These patients did not show structural changes of the alpha cluster and the transmission is X-linked (ATR-X syndrome). Mutations in an X-encoded gene, the XH2gene, a member of the SNF2 family of helicase/ ATPases. It has been suggested that this gene is involved in a wide variety of cellular processes, such as transcrip-tional regulation, recombination, replication, and DNA

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Hb Bart's hydrops fetalis syndrome is the most severe form of alpha-thalassemia. In most of the cases it is associated with the absent function of all four alpha globin genes (--/--). The affected fetus cannot produce any alpha globin to make HbF (alpha2gamma2) or HbA (alpha2beta2). Fetal blood contains only Hb Bart's (gamma4) and small amounts of hemoglobins Portland (zeta2gamma2 and zeta2beta2). The resulting clinical features are those of severe anemia leading to asphyxia, hydrops fetalis, and stillbirth or neonatal death.[51 Other congenital defects have been reported, including cardiac skeletal and urogenital abnormalities. Maternal complications during pregnancy have been reported, including mild preeclampsia (hypertension and fluid retention with or without proteinuria), poly-oligo-hydramnios (increased or reduced accumulation of amniotic fluid, respectively). At present there is no effective treatment for Hb Bart's hydrops fetalis syndrome. Attempts of intrauterine transfusions or in utero hematopoietic stem cell transplantation have been unsuccessfully performed.

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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