Lutheran and Auberger

  • Helmut Schenkel-Brunner


The Lutheran blood group system [10] comprises 18 antigen characters to date (see Tab. 18.1), six of which (i.e. Lu a Lu b , Lu6Lu9, and Lu8Lu14) were found to be products of antithetical alleles. Genetical studies are not yet able to show whether or not the high-frequency para-Lutheran antigens are controlled by the Lutheran locus; however, absence of these antigens from Lutheran-null cells and localisation on the Lutheran glycoproteins (see below) clearly shows their close association with the Lutheran system.


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

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