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THE EFFECT OF SODIUM CHLORIDE BALANCE ON THE AVIDITY OF ISOHEMAGGLUTININS

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Science  05 Oct 1945:
Vol. 102, Issue 2649, pp. 354-355
DOI: 10.1126/science.102.2649.354-a

Abstract

(1) The avidity of agglutinins in human anti-A and anti-B serums is influenced by the tonicity of the menstruum.

(2) The addition of sodium chloride in final concentration in a range of 1.45 to 1.75 per cent. will greatly increase the avidity of human serum isohemagglutinins.

The author wishes to gratefully acknowledge the suggestion of Captain John Elliott (U.S.A.Sn.C.), that the restoration with hypertonic saline solution be investigated.

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