17. ABO Alleles 2008


Since our description of the molecular genetic basis of the three major alleles and several minor alleles, additional ABO alleles have been molecularly characterized and their sequence information has been deposited in the national database (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gv/mhc/xslcgi.cgi?cmd=bgmut/home), which was established by Professor Olga Blumenfeld at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Olsson, Chester, and colleagues (Hansen et al., 1998; Olsson and Chester, 1995, 1996a, b, c, 1998, 2001; Olsson et al., 1997; Olsson et al., 2001; Olsson et al., 1998; Olsson et al., 1995), Blancher and colleagues (Kermarrec et al., 1999; Roubinet et al., 2002; Roubinet et al., 2001), Seltsam, Blasczyk, and colleagues (Seltsam et al., 2002; Seltsam et al., 2003), Ogasawara and colleagues (Ogasawara et al., 1996a; Ogasawara et al., 1998; Ogasawara et al., 2001; Ogasawara et al., 1996b), and Yip and colleagues (Yip, 2000, 2002; Yip et al., 1996; Yip et al., 1995) played an important role in this expansion. The total number of defined alleles currently stands at 178, and the full listing of alleles is shown above.  This table was prepared based on data culled from the dbRBC - Blood Group Antigen Gene Mutation Database. 

18. ABO Alleles (BGAGMD)

01. ABO Blood Group System