Molecular mechanisms in the inherited red cell membrane disorders

Robert I Liem*, Patrick G. Gallagher

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The inherited disorders of the erythrocyte membrane are a diverse group of disorders characterized by clinical, laboratory and molecular heterogeneity. This group of conditions is caused by mutations in genes that encode proteins vital for erythrocyte membrane structure and function. No single molecular defect is predominant. Gene defects range from coding region mutations that affect mRNA processing or protein function to promoter mutations that disrupt epigenetic control of gene expression. The current knowledge of defects responsible for red cell membrane abnormalities is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-545
Number of pages7
JournalDrug Discovery Today: Disease Mechanisms
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Drug Discovery

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