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Title: Auto anti-Kpb associated with weakened antigenicity in the Kell blood group system: a second example
Authors: Beck, M L ×
Marsh, W L
Pierce, S R
DiNapoli, J
Oyen, Raymond
Nichols, M E #
Issue Date: Mar-1979
Series Title: Transfusion vol:19 issue:2 pages:197-202
Abstract: An 84-year-old woman with intestinal bleeding had marked reduction of red blood cell antigenicity in the Kell system, and a positive direct antiglobulin test caused by auto-anti-Kpb. KX antigen activity of her cell was increased, an observation which supports the belief that KX marks a precursor structure utilized in the normal Kell biosynthetic pathway. It is postulated that reduced Kell antigenicity was an acquired change that resulted from enzymatic degradation, possibly of bacterial origin.
ISSN: 0041-1132
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Radiology
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