Lutheran System

  • Helmut Schenkel-Brunner


The Lutheran blood group system comprises 18 antigen characters to date (see Table 19.1), eight of which (i.e. Lu aLu b, Lu6Lu9, Lu8Lu14, and Au aAu b) are products of antithetical alleles. Genetic studies are not yet able to show if the high-frequency para-Lutheran antigens are controlled by the Lutheran locus. Absence of these antigens from Lutheran-null cells and localisation on the Lutheran glycoproteins (see below) does, however, clearly show their close association with the Lutheran system.


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

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