• Helmut Schenkel-Brunner


Kell (’Kelleher’) is a complex blood group system of human erythrocytes, 21 antigens of which have been thus far described [7,20] (Tab. 16.1). The Kell phenotypes of human erythrocytes are controlled by two proteins, which are encoded by two independent genes: the Kell antigens per se are produced by alleles of an autosomal gene, KEL,which has been located on chromosome 7q33–q35 [18,23,27,41]. The expression of the Kell antigens on the red cell is controlled by another protein, Kx, which is encoded by the XK gene situated on the short arm of the X chromosome at Xp21 [4,8].


Blood Group Human Erythrocyte Chronic Granulomatous Disease Blood Group Antigen Potential Phosphorylation Site 
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  • Helmut Schenkel-Brunner
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  1. 1.Institut für BiochemieUniversität WienViennaAustria

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