ABO blood group system

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Noun1.ABO blood group system - a classification system for the antigens of human bloodABO blood group system - a classification system for the antigens of human blood; used in blood transfusion therapy; four groups are A and B and AB and O
classification system - a system for classifying things
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The distribution of ABO blood groups in both Rh(D) positive and negative subjects are shown in Table-1.
We found that in ABO blood groups, the blood group [B.sup.+] (40.0%) was most prevalent, followed by [A.sup.+] (25.7%), closely followed by [O.sup.+] (22.9), and then [AB.sup.+] (8.6%).
ABO blood groups were confirmed by antigen-antibody agglutination test.
The ABO blood groups differ in the presence or absence of antigens on the red blood cells and antibodies in plasma.
Yamakawa also characterized the chemical basis for the ABO blood groups, which until then had been defined according to the phenomenology of the agglutination reactions.
The study was done to find out that there is any correlation between ABO blood groups, secretor status & the incidence of type II Diabetes Mellitus in Kadapa district.
The discovery of the ABO blood groups in 1901 by Landsteiner has its implications not only restricted to transfusion and transplantation medicine but also to other important branches of medicine.
Evidence of correlation between polygenic modes of expression of hypertension, diabetes have been established with ABO genes in mice models, however the exact interlooping of genes is yet to be ascertained as a proper relation is difficult to assess in polygenic expression.4 Several researchers in the past have reported the linkage of obesity with ABO blood groups,4,5 while some have also disagreed to this relation.2,6 Evidences are also present suggesting the ABO system as a genotype marker for obesity7 but this relationship is still under intense investigation due to these conflicting results.