• Helmut Schenkel-Brunner


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).


Blood Group Plasmodium Knowlesi Blood Group System Human Blood Group Duffy Antigen 
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  • Helmut Schenkel-Brunner
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  1. 1.Institut für BiochemieUniversität WienViennaAustria

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