Number of A, B, H and I antigen sites per red blood cell

Value 2e+6 Antigen sites/cell
Organism Vertebrates
Reference Anstee DJ. The functional importance of blood group-active molecules in human red blood cells. Vox Sang. 2011 Jan100(1):140-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1423-0410.2010.01388.x. p.141 right column top paragraphPubMed ID21175664
Comments The major transport proteins Band 3, GLUT1, RhAG and AQP1 are glycosylated and the N-glycans they carry on adult red cells express A, B, H and I blood group antigens. Together they could contribute more than 2?10^6 A, B, H and I antigen sites per red cell. Better ref needed
Entered by Uri M
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