Minor hemoglobins HbA2 and HbF associate with disease severity in bipolar disorder with a likely protective role of HbA2 against post-partum episodes

INCE B., Guloksuz S., Altinbas K., Oral E. T., Alpkan L. R., Altinoz M. A.

JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, vol.151, no.1, pp.405-408, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 151 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jad.2013.06.042
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.405-408
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


Background: There exist studies indicating that bipolar disorder (BD) associates with changes in brain blood flow. Human brain with its high demand to oxygen constitutes 2% of the Loral body weight, while it receives 20% of cardiac output, a and 13;-,Ylobin chains of hemoglobin were recently found in neural tissues, yet no study has questioned blood hemoglobins in BD.