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Duffy

  • Helmut Schenkel-Brunner

Abstract

Duffy is a polymorphic blood group system of which six characters are known to date: Fy a [11,12], Fy b [17], Fy3 [2], Fy4 [5], Fy5 [10], and Fy6 [28](1). Fy a and Fy b are Mendelian alleles with calculated gene frequencies in Europids of 0.425 and 0.557, respectively [9,19]. The characters Fy3, Fy5, and Fy6 are linked to the expression of Fy a and Fy b antigens; it is most likely that they represent epitopes localised on discrete domains of the Duffy blood group substance (see below).

Keywords

Blood Group Plasmodium Knowlesi Blood Group System Human Blood Group Duffy Antigen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helmut Schenkel-Brunner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für BiochemieUniversität WienViennaAustria

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