The Sickling Phenomenon of Deer Erythrocytes
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The sickling phenomenon exhibited in erythrocytes of most members of the Cervidae might easily have been dismissed as an interesting biological curiosity were it not for the discovery of very similar erythrocyte forms associated with sickle cell anemia, a severe and sometimes fatal blood dyscrasia in man (1, 2), (see Figure 1). Although the sickling of deer erythrocytes was reported seventy years earlier, not until 1910 did Herrick describe this syndrome in man (3).
KeywordsSickle Cell Alpha Chain Beta Chain Multiple Amino Acid Deer Species
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