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2. How many sub-units make up haemoglobin?

  • Two
  • Three
  • Four
  • Five

3. Thalassaemia can present in either it's alpha or beta form. Which is more serious, and why?

  • Beta form, due to the beta globin chain's presence in adult haemoglobin (HbA)
  • Alpha form, due to the alpha globin chain's presence in all haemoglobin types
  • Beta form, due to the beta globin chain's presence in all haemoglobin types
  • Alpha form, as it's the ruler of the globin empire, and the empire needs a leader

4. What is the approximate oxygen content of normal arterial blood?

  • 250 ml/l
  • 150 ml/l
  • 200 ml/l
  • 100 ml/l

5. What is the specific mutation for sickle cell disease?

  • Valine for Glutamine at Codon 6
  • Glycine for Leucine at Codon 3
  • Adenine for Cytosine at Codon 4
  • Cytosine for Guanine at Codon 5

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