Red blood cell blood group antigens: structure and function.

  title={Red blood cell blood group antigens: structure and function.},
  author={Marion E. Reid and Narla Mohandas},
  journal={Seminars in hematology},
  volume={41 2},
Red blood cell (RBC) blood group antigens are polymorphic, inherited, carbohydrate or protein structures located on the extracellular surface of the RBC membrane. They contribute to the architecture of the RBC membrane, and their individual function(s) are being slowly revealed. The biological qualities assigned to these RBC membrane structures are based on observed physiological alteration in RBCs that lack the component, by documenting similarities in its protein sequence (predicted from the… CONTINUE READING

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