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“New” lectins for the identification of erythrocyte cryptantigens and the classification of erythrocyte polyagglutinability: Medicago disciformis and Medicago turbinata
  1. GWG Bird,
  2. June Wingham*
  1. Department of Clinical Genetics, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TG
  2. * Regional Blood Transfusion Service, Birmingham, B15 2SG

    Abstract

    The seeds of Medicago disciformis and Medicago turbinata contain lectins for T or Th but not Tk or Tx red cell cryptantigens. Extracts of Medicago disciformis seeds are a useful addition to a panel of lectins used in the classification of red cell cryptantigens and of red cell polyagglutinability.

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