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What are Heinz bodies made of?



A. Excess gamma chains
B. Excess alpha chains
C. Excess beta chains
D. Excess ketchup

This question is part of Course I Quiz - anemia 1
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Feb 20, 2020

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H. Martin

H. Martin, Content Writer, Charlotte

Answered Feb 01, 2019

A lot of people may be more familiar with Heinz as ketchup but for this question, we can easily eliminate D. This is not referring to ketchup but rather the denatured hemoglobin that can be found in the red blood cells. The answer to this question is B. There are some living things who start to experience this when they are suffering from chronic liver disease.

Exhibiting Heinz bodies means that there are some red blood cells that have been destroyed because of various reasons. There are also some dogs and cats that may start to show symptoms of having this after eating food products that are not right for them.

 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Nov 28, 2016

A talasemia is characterized because of deficiency of the a chain, when there is the phenotype where you can find heinz bodies its correspond to the genotipe --/-a so it cant be because of excess of chain a
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Nov 28, 2016

Excess alpha chains
 

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