Happy Blue Baby

Submitted by molecadmin on Wed, 04/17/2019 - 16:39

Authors: Shuchismita Dutta* (Rutgers University, NJ); *contact: sdutta@rcsb.rutgers.edu

Citation and Adaptations: doi:10.25334/2R67-W933

Work funded by NSF grant # 1827011

Image source: https://pixabay.com/

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Prior to case discussion (Homework): Read the news report (pdf) and answer the questions in the Preparation section

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The scientific article


Question: What caused cyanosis in the happy blue baby?
Biology Getting to Structure: Part 1: Grandma provides a clue
Molecular Exploration: Part 2: Molecular Basis of Cyanosis
Modeling: Part 3: A Happy ending; Part 4: What causes the anemia?
Assessment: What if the mutation was present in adult hemoglobin?
Biochemistry Getting to Structure: Part 1: Grandma provides a clue
Molecular Exploration: Part 2: Molecular Basis of Cyanosis
Modeling: Part 3: A Happy ending; Part 4: What causes the anemia?; Part 5: Binding and Release
Assessment: What if the mutation was present in adult hemoglobin?