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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)
BACKGROUND It has long been known that relative immunogenicity is a characteristic of protein red blood cell (RBC) antigens, but the mechanisms remain unclear. The aim of this work was to elucidate the mechanisms underlying this relative immunogenicity. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Two RBC antigens were used as a model--the highly immunogenic K antigen (KEL1)(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)
Physical functioning is improved after liver transplantation but studies comparing liver transplant recipients with normal healthy people are lacking. How liver (and other organ) transplant recipients tolerate strenuous physical activities is unknown. There are no data on the tolerance of transplant patients at high altitude. Six liver transplant subjects(More)