Agglutination of red blood cells from patients with diabetes mellitus by a polyclonal human antibody specific for D-glucose.


We have previously described an antibody which will agglutinate red blood cells which had been incubated in vitro in D-glucose. This antibody is specific for the ring form of glucose, beta-D-glucopyranose. The current report demonstrates that without prior in vitro incubation with glucose, red blood cells from 36 of 38 patients with diabetes mellitus, and 7… (More)


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