Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Jean Delaunay
    Pages 1-36
  3. Rafael Oriol
    Pages 37-73
  4. Cheng-Han Huang, Olga O. Blumenfeld
    Pages 153-188
  5. Jean-Pierre Cartron, Peter Agre
    Pages 189-225
  6. Colvin M. Redman, Soohee Lee
    Pages 227-242
  7. Asok Chaudhuri, A. Oscar Pogo
    Pages 243-265
  8. Joann M. Moulds
    Pages 267-279
  9. Pascal Bailly, Jean-François Bouhours
    Pages 299-329
  10. Yves Colin, Caroline Le Van Kim
    Pages 331-350
  11. Winifred M. Watkins
    Pages 351-375
  12. Patricia Tippett
    Pages 377-395
  13. Marion Lewis, Teresa Zelinski
    Pages 445-475
  14. Pierre-Yves Le Pennec, Philippe Rouger
    Pages 477-486
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 487-492

About this book


The science of blood groups was born at the beginning of this century, when the field of immunology married that of genetics. Most of the subsequent progress in immunogenetics was achieved by British investigators. The six consecutive editions of the unequaled Blood Groups in Man have long been considered as the bible of blood groupers. It is quite unfortunate that this book has not been revisited since 1975. Although one cannot do without immunogenetics, which remains useful for the identification of new blood groups and genetic studies, the focus of interest has moved somewhat today. After several decades, the molecular basis of blood groups can be investigated by biochemists. From 1950 to 1980, the ABO, Hh, and Lewis blood groups served as models and their chemical basis came to be established. The red cell membrane glycophorins carrying the MN and Ss antigens and the glycolipids with P blood group specificities were also identified and characterized. The chemical basis of the other groups, however, remained largely unknown.


Antigen biochemistry biology blood cell cell membrane genetics molecular biology parasite pathology protein proteins receptor synthesis tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Cartron
    • 1
  • Philippe Rouger
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Blood TransfusionParisFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-44853-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-9537-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1078-0491
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