Published in Blood Weekly, October 23rd, 2003
According to recent research published in the European Journal of Immunogenetics, "The ABO blood group antigens are carbohydrate molecules synthesized by the glycosyltransferases encoded by the ABO gene on chromosome 9. Kidney transplantation across the ABO barrier generally leads to rapid humoral graft rejection due to the presence of naturally occurring antibodies to the A and B antigens.
"We have developed a method for ABO typing our cadaveric organ donors by the polymerase chain reaction using...
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