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alpha Globins

Members of the alpha-Globin Family. In Humans, they are encoded in A Gene cluster on Chromosome 16. They include zeta-Globin and alpha-Globin. There are also Pseudogenes of zeta (theta-zeta) and alpha (theta-alpha) in the cluster. Adult Hemoglobin is comprised of 2 alpha-Globin chains and 2 beta-Globin chains.