Molecular Biology and Evolution of Blood Group and MHC by Colin P. Groves (auth.), Antoine Blancher MD, PhD, Jan Klein

By Colin P. Groves (auth.), Antoine Blancher MD, PhD, Jan Klein PhD, Wladyslaw Socha MD (eds.)

The e-book offers updated summaries at the major platforms of blood staff antigens and MHC molecules in nonhuman primates. for every process, the human antigens are defined and used as a reference for comparability with their opposite numbers in apes and monkeys. The emphasis is at the molecular constitution of the gene items, the evolutionary pathways and presumed mechanisms wherein the platforms have developed. All articles are written in any such approach that they could function an advent to the sphere for nonexperts and, even as, as a guide for specialists. various tables, diagrams, and figures supply overviews of antigen buildings and their distribution in several species and evolutionary relationships. broad reference lists consultant the reader throughout the literature on every one topic.

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Chimpanzee . . . . . . . . . . Gibbons and Siamangs . . . Orangutans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gorillas . . . . . . . . . . . . . ......... The ABO Blood Group System of Monkeys . . . . . . . . . Old World Monkeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New World Monkeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prosimians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ABO-H and Lewis Monoclonal Reagents in Tests with Red Cells of Nonhuman Primates .

In Western Madagascar. Folia Primatol 63:162-170, 1994 Schwartz, JH. Pseudopotto martini: a new genus and species of extant lorisiform primate. Anthrop Pap Amer Mus nat Hist no. 78, 1996 Shoshani J, Groves CP, Simons EL, Gunnell GF. Primates phylogeny: morphological vs. molecular results. W. SOCHA AND A. BLANCHER The discovery of the blood groups in humans is one of the most important achievements of modern biology. At the beginning of this century, Karl Landsteiner described the ABO system (Landsteiner 1901), the knowledge of which enabled blood transfusion to become current practice, thus opening the way to the use of modern surgical methods.

The Lewis Blood Group .. . . . . . . . . . . The Lewis Blood Groups of Humans . . . . . . . . The Lewis Blood Groups of Nonhuman Primates . . . . . . Tests with Monoclonal Anti-Lea and Anti-Leb Antibodies . . . . . The Biosynthesis of the AB, H and Lewis Substances . . . . . . Tissue Distribution of the ABH Antigens in Humans and Nonhuman Primates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Practical Aspects of the Blood Group Serology of Apes and Monkeys .

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