Substance from Erythrocytes of Blood Group A

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BLOOD group substances from erythrocytes have been claimed to be glycolipids, while those from secretions were described as mucopolysaccharides. It has been suggested that glycolipids from erythrocytes owe their blood group activity to the contamination by secretions like blood group substances1. The problem of identity or relationship between these two kinds of blood group substances may be solved only if their chemical and serological properties are directly compared.

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KOSCIELAK, J., ZAKRZEWSKI, K. Substance from Erythrocytes of Blood Group A. Nature 187, 516–517 (1960) doi:10.1038/187516b0

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