Production of B Character on Human Erythrocytes by Hæmosensitization with Purified Eschierichia coli O 86 Substance

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THE serological specificity of the human blood group substances A and B is due to characteristic polysaccharide components1. Recently, the same has been found to apply to the Salmonella O antigen2. The serologically active component, a lipopolysaccharide, was isolated from the bacteria and submitted to chemical analysis, which showed that in various strains within the same O group or O sub-group, the O antigen is of an identical qualitative-chemical composition, that is, it contains the same ‘Zucker-bausteine’.

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ANDERSEN, J. Production of B Character on Human Erythrocytes by Hæmosensitization with Purified Eschierichia coli O 86 Substance. Nature 190, 730–731 (1961). https://doi.org/10.1038/190730a0

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