Sherri Shepard

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Luminol-enhanced chemiluminescence (CL) may be used to measure the metabolic response of human monocytes to red cells sensitized by anti-D. The functional activity of maternal anti-D when measured in this way correlates with the severity of haemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) in D-positive fetuses. Occasionally, however, women with levels of(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To investigate if the prediction of hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) in infants of RhD immunized women has been improved by introduction of AutoAnalyzer quantitation and may be further improved by the use of a functional assay. METHODS Manual antibody titration, AutoAnalyzer quantitation and chemiluminescence test (CLT) were compared(More)
Monocyte-binding monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) inhibited the Fc gamma receptor I (Fc gamma RI)-mediated phagocytosis of red cells sensitized with human monoclonal immunoglobulin G (IgG) anti-D (E-IgG) via three distinct mechanisms depending on their specificity. First, all monocyte-binding mAbs tested inhibited the adherence (and hence the phagocytosis) of(More)
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