ID 110857
Author
Hosoi, Eiji Department of Cells and Immunity Analytics, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
ABO blood group
glycosyltransferase
ABO allele
cisAB allele
PASA : PCR amplification of specific alleles
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
The ABO blood group was discovered in 1900 by Austrian scientist, Karl Landsteiner. At present, the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) approves as 29 human blood group systems. The ABO blood group system consists of four antigens (A, B, O and AB). These antigens are known as oligosaccharide antigens, and widely expressed on the membranes of red cell and tissue cells as well as, in the saliva and body fluid. The ABO blood group antigens are one of the most important issues in transfusion medicine to evaluate the adaptability of donor blood cells with bone marrow transplantations, and lifespan of the hemocytes. This article reviews the serology, biochemistry and genetic characteristics, and clinical application of ABO antigens.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
55
Issue
3-4
Start Page
174
End Page
182
Sort Key
174
Published Date
2008-08
EDB ID
FullText File
language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Medical Sciences