Indian System

  • Helmut Schenkel-Brunner


The Indian blood group system comprises two specificities, ln a (= IN1) and ln b (= IN2)(1). The lna antigen is extremely rare in Europids but is found in 2–4% of Indians [4] and in more than 10% of some Arab and Iranian populations [5]; it has been described by Badakere et al. [3,4] The antithetical antigen lnb, a common character in Europids, has been defined by Giles; it was found identical to the antigen originally specified by the serum ‘Salis’ [17].


INDIAN System CD44 Protein Blood Group Antigen Lymph Node Homing Blood Group System 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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