Published in Blood Weekly, October 18th, 1999
Previously, Kari L Murad, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York, and colleagues reported that the modification of red cell (RBC) membranes with nonimmunogenic materials, such as mPEG, could yield antigenically silent (stealth) cells. The stealth cells showed decreased/absent antisera-mediated agglutination, antibody binding, and decreased immunogenicity. The modification had no negative effects on normal cell structure, function, or viability.
Based on their earlier findings, Murad et...
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