Nonantibody binding of serum proteins to 5S anti-Rh fragments produced by chymotrypsin.

Chymotrypsin hydrolysis of the IgG anti-Rh antibodies Ri results in both bivalent and univalent antibody fragments. The bivalent fragments coated on Rh-positive erythrocytes are agglutinable by albumin and other serum proteins in 3% polyethylene glycol. The bivalent structure of the 5S fragment is essential for expression of this site since 5S fragments… CONTINUE READING