Appendix 33. ABH Antigens in Neurobiology

ABH Antigens in Neurobiology

In humans, ABH antigens are expressed in primary sensory neurons of the posterior root ganglia in the nervous system. However, little is known about the roles these antigens may play. The situation is similar with mice. However, there have been some advances.

We have previously shown that mice have an ABO gene (cis-AB gene) that encodes an enzyme with both A and B transferase activity using heterologous transfection experiment in the human cancer cell line HeLa. However, in vivo, A antigen is found, primarily in the gastrointestinal tract, and B antigen is rarely detected. H antigen is expressed by primary sensory neurons in both the main and accessory olfactory systems while A antigen is expressed by a subset of vomeronasal neurons in the developing accessory olfactory system.

St. John et al. have used both loss-of-function and gain-of-function approaches to manipulate expression of these carbohydrates in the olfactory system and demonstrated the following: (1). In null mutant mice lacking the α1,2-fucosyltransferase (FUT1) and the H antigen, there was a delay in the maturation of the main olfactory bulb glomerular layer (2). Ubiquitous expression of A antigen on olfactory axons in a gain-of function transgenic mice caused mis-routing of axons in the main olfactory bulb glomerular layer and led to exuberant growth of vomeronasal axons in the accessory olfactory bulb.

Although not perfectly, these results provided the first in vivo evidence suggesting a role for specific cell surface carbohydrates in the development of the olfactory nerve connectivity.

Appendix 34. ABO & Personality

Molecular genetic basis of the blood group ABO system


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