Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Beta Globin Chain

One of two polypeptide chains that compose the tertiary structure of adult hemoglobin. In humans, the beta globin chain consists of 146 amino acids, transcribed and translated from a cistron on chromosome 11p. A total of four chains are required for the completion of a complete molecule: two beta chains, and two alpha globin chains. Aka beta globin.

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