ABO blood group system | definition

  • set of glycoprotein antigens found on the surface of red blood cells
  • the presence or absence of specific carbohydrates determining blood type


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The ABO Blood Group Incompatibility

OpenStax Microbiology. The recognition that individuals have different blood types was first described by Karl Landsteiner (1868–1943) in the early 1900s, based on his observation that serum from one person could cause a clumping of RBCs from another. These studies led Landsteiner to the identification of four distinct blood types. Subsequent research by other scientists determined that … Continue reading

Research Article: ABO Blood Group and Incidence of Skin Cancer

Date Published: August 4, 2010 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Jing Xie, Abrar A. Qureshi, Yunhui Li, Jiali Han, An-Wen Chan. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0011972 Abstract: Previous studies have examined the association between ABO blood group and the risk of some malignancies. However, no prospective cohort study to date has examined the association between ABO blood group and … Continue reading

Research Article: PP13, Maternal ABO Blood Groups and the Risk Assessment of Pregnancy Complications

Date Published: July 25, 2011 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Nandor Gabor Than, Roberto Romero, Hamutal Meiri, Offer Erez, Yi Xu, Federica Tarquini, Laszlo Barna, Andras Szilagyi, Ron Ackerman, Marei Sammar, Tibor Fule, Katalin Karaszi, Ilona Kovalszky, Zhong Dong, Chong Jai Kim, Peter Zavodszky, Zoltan Papp, Ron Gonen, Hongmei Wang. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0021564 Abstract: Placental Protein 13 … Continue reading

Research Article: Structural Basis for the ABO Blood-Group Dependence of Plasmodium falciparum Rosetting

Date Published: July 12, 2012 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Inès Vigan-Womas, Micheline Guillotte, Alexandre Juillerat, Audrey Hessel, Bertrand Raynal, Patrick England, Jacques H. Cohen, Olivier Bertrand, Thierry Peyrard, Graham A. Bentley, Anita Lewit-Bentley, Odile Mercereau-Puijalon, J. Alexandra Rowe. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1002781 Abstract: The ABO blood group influences susceptibility to severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Recent evidence … Continue reading

Research Article: Thrombin Generating Capacity and Phenotypic Association in ABO Blood Groups

Date Published: October 28, 2015 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Romy M. W. Kremers, Abdulrahman B. O. Mohamed, Leonie Pelkmans, Salwa Hindawi, H. Coenraad Hemker, H. Bas de Laat, Dana Huskens, Raed Al Dieri, Toshiyuki Miyata. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0141491 Abstract: Individuals with blood group O have a higher bleeding risk than non-O blood groups. This could … Continue reading

Research Article: ABO Blood Groups Influence Macrophage-mediated Phagocytosis of Plasmodium falciparum-infected Erythrocytes

Date Published: October 11, 2012 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Kayla T. Wolofsky, Kodjo Ayi, Donald R. Branch, Annika K. Hult, Martin L. Olsson, W. Conrad Liles, Christine M. Cserti-Gazdewich, Kevin C. Kain, Jean Langhorne. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1002942 Abstract: Erythrocyte polymorphisms associated with a survival advantage to Plasmodium falciparum infection have undergone positive selection. There is … Continue reading

Research Article: ABO Blood Group and the Risk of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Case-Control Study in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B

Date Published: January 3, 2012 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Qiang Li, Cui-Hua Yu, Jin-Hong Yu, Li Liu, Shuang-Shuang Xie, Wen-Wen Li, Xia Yang, Wen-Bo Fan, Zhong-Tao Gai, Shi-Jun Chen, Naoya Kato, Yujin Hoshida. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0029928 Abstract: Studies have observed an association between the ABO blood group and risk of certain malignancies. However, no studies of … Continue reading

Research Article: Toxoplasmosis-Associated Difference in Intelligence and Personality in Men Depends on Their Rhesus Blood Group but Not ABO Blood Group

Date Published: April 10, 2013 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Jaroslav Flegr, Marek Preiss, Jiří Klose, Martin E. Rottenberg. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0061272 Abstract: The parasite Toxoplasma gondii influences the behaviour of infected animals and probably also personality of infected humans. Subjects with a Rhesus-positive blood group are protected against certain behavioural effects associated with Toxoplasma infection, including … Continue reading

Research Article: Prognostic Correlations between ABO Blood Group and Pre-Treatment Plasma Epstein-Barr Virus DNA in Patients with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Receiving Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy

Date Published: November 11, 2016 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Hao Peng, Lei Chen, Wen-Fei Li, Yuan Zhang, Li-Zhi Liu, Li Tian, Ai-Hua Lin, Ying Sun, Jun Ma, Edward Gershburg. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0166194 Abstract: The objective of this study is to assess the prognostic value of ABO blood group in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treated by intensity-modulated … Continue reading