Identification of A and B blood group like ...

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Identification of A and B blood group like environmental antigens

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Stone, Chris
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Madsen, Bernardino
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University of Wyoming
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2009-05-18

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The ABO blood group system is the most important clinically significant human blood antigen system. It is the only blood antigen system with opposite corresponding antibodies. An individual with type A blood will have circulating anti-B antibodies. The associated anti-A and anti-B antibodies are usually IgM antibodies which are produced in the first years of life by sensitization to environmental substances. Anti-A and anti-B antibodies are not present in the newborn and develop in the first years of life. It is postulated that food and environmental antigens (bacterial, viral or plant antigens) have epitopes similar to A and B red blood cell glycoprotein antigens. The environmental stimuli have never been identified. Exposure to incompatible blood during transfusion therapy results in a massive hemolytic transfusion reaction. It would be beneficial to transfusion medicine to identify the environmental stimuli. With the identification of the antigenic stimuli it may be possible to create manufactured products for human transfusion that lack antigenicity.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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ABO blood group system

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epitopic glycoprotein antigen stimulus

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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