Feb 1, 1995

Lack of G blood group antigen in DIIIb erythrocytes is associated with segmental DNA exchange between RH genes

British Journal of Haematology
C RouillacY Colin


The Rh blood group antigens D, Cc and Ee are encoded by two highly related genes, RHD and RHCE. Almost all red cells which carry D and all cells which carry C also express the G (Rh12) antigen. In this report we have determined the molecular basis of the DIIIb category phenotype which represents a very rare condition characterized by the presence of most of the D epitopes and the total absence of the antigen G. mRNA sequencing and Southern blot analysis of two unrelated samples indicated that the DIIIb category phenotype is associated with a segmental DNA exchange between exon 2 of the RHD and RHCE genes resulting in three D-->c amino acid substitutions (Ile60Leu, Ser68Asn and Ser103Pro).

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Antigen D, Rh Blood Group
Antigen in Rh blood group system
Southern Blot Result
Sequence Determinations, DNA
Specimen Type - Erythrocytes
Red Blood Cell Count Measurement
Whole Genomic DNA Probes

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