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The AI and A2 Subgroups of A The characteristic differences between the two major inherited subgroups of A, namely AI and A2 , are that (1) certain sera (anti-AI) react only with AI erythrocytes and (2) Az erythrocytes have more H activity than AI cells. The nature of the difference between the subgroups is still controversial. , 1969). , 1977; Kisailus and Kabat, 1978). , 1967; Williams and Voak, 1972) have established unequivocally that there are far fewer A sites on A2 cells than on AI cells.
1977; Hirsh and Graham, 1977) indicates that the anti-H reagents in most common use, such as Ulex eliropaellS, react with the Type 2 H determinants which are synthesized as integral parts of the red cell membrane and fail to detect Type I H determinants acquired from the plasma. On the basis of inhibition tests with Type 1 and Type 2 H oligosaccharides, Graham et al. (1978) suggest that the reactions of an antibody, formerly thought to be part of the Lewis system, and called anti-Led (Potapov, 1970), fit well with the assumption that it is detecting Type I H determinants taken up onto red cells from the plasma.
6. The third allele at the ABO r: JJ-Gal-R (Precursor chain) t! Fuc (B-active) Fig. 6. Biochemical pathways for the formation of H. A. and B structures. Abbreviations as in Figs. I and 2. Chapter 1: ABO, Lewis, and P Blood Group Systems 35 locus, the 0 gene, is a silent allele that does not give rise to a transferase; hence in group 0 individuals the H-active structures do not undergo further transformation. The H-Gene-Specified a-2-L-Fucosyltransferase Methods for Detection and Assay. Proof that an enzyme is the product of the H gene, ideally, should rest on the formation of H-specific structures in a precursor that lacks H serological activity.