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Production of interleukin 1 beta (IL-1 beta), interleukin 6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin 2 (IL-2), interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) after stimulation by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and phytohemagglutinin (PHA) was studied in 1/10 diluted whole blood (WB) culture and in(More)
After testing red cells from 12 RhE variants with a panel of anti-E monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs), four patterns of reactivity were detected indicating that the MoAbs may recognize four distinct E epitopes designated epE1, epE2, epE3 and epE4. The variants were classified into four categories (cat EI to EIV) which carried epE1 and epE2, epE1 and epE4, epE1,(More)
BACKGROUND D(C)(e) and D(C)e haplotypes may be encountered in the white population. Few data are available on the molecular backgrounds responsible for depressed expression of C and e. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Individuals of white origin carrying a D(C)(e) genotype resulting in depressed expression of C or both C and e were subdivided into two categories(More)
BACKGROUND Weak D type carriers cannot be immunized against D except when antigen density is below 400 antigens per RBC, whereas partial D carriers can produce anti-D. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 168 blood samples from Caucasian individuals were studied because of weak D expression and/or anti-D production. Serologic analysis and molecular(More)
One hundred and forty five Mabs against RH antigens were tested. In this paper, we chose to detail reactivity of MoAbs directed against variant RBCs of the CNRGS collection for which we studied the molecular background. Because we developed procedures to identify variants of the RhD, RhC, RhE and Rhe antigens, we were especially interested in finding new(More)
Red blood cell transfusions have reduced morbidity and mortality for patients with sickle cell disease. Transfusions can lead to erythrocyte alloimmunization, however, with serious complications for the patient including life-threatening delayed hemolytic transfusion reactions and difficulty in finding compatible units, which can cause transfusion delays.(More)
BACKGROUND Transfusion is a cornerstone of the management of sickle cell disease but carries a high risk of hemolytic transfusion reaction, probably because of differences in erythrocyte antigens between blood donors of European descent and patients of African descent. Patients may experience hemolytic transfusion reactions that are delayed by from a few(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Intravascular haemolytic reactions are reported in red-cell T-activated patients after blood transfusion. The relationship between T antigen antibodies present in normal plasma and these reactions remains unclear. In this study, we assessed the haemolytic activity of T antibodies in vitro in comparison with anti-A/B antibodies. (More)
BACKGROUND Pneumococcal hemolytic uremic syndrome (P-HUS) is a rare but severe complication of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in young children. Consensual biologic diagnosis criteria are currently lacking. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS A prospective study was conducted on 10 children with culture-confirmed IPD. Five presented with full-blown P-HUS, three(More)