The Antigens I and i

  • Helmut Schenkel-Brunner


The antigens I and i [109] are two genetically independent characters which are closely interrelated with each other chemically. Erythrocytes of adults normally show I activity; only in very few cases (in about 0.02% of Europids) is this antigen absent and the cells show i activity. The erythrocytes of newborns are always i specific.


Blood Group Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Infectious Mononucleosis Carbohydrate Chain Galactose Residue 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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