A "D"-like Antigen in Rhesus Red Blood Cells and in Rh-Positive and Rh-Negative Red Cells

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Science  03 Feb 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3449, pp. 332-333
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3449.332


A "D"-like antigen has been demonstrated in human and rhesus red cells. These red cells, as well as heat extracts of human blood (Rh-positive or Rh-negative), induce formation of "D"-like antibodies in guinea pigs. These antibodies, when exposed to rhesus red cells or to Rh-positive or Rh-negative red cells, yield eluates of "D"-like specificity.