Diego System

  • Helmut Schenkel-Brunner


The Diego blood group system comprises two antithetical antigens, Di a and Di b [12](1). The Diego system is of substantial importance for anthropological studies, as Di a is the only blood group character typical for the Mongolid peoples of South-East Asia and American Indians, but it is rarely found in other populations [10]; the Di b antigen, in contrast, is a common erythrocyte character in all populations tested so far.


Blood Group Erythrocyte Membrane Human Erythrocyte Blood Group Antigen Human Erythrocyte Membrane 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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