Lewis blood group

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Lewis blood group

Lewis blood group

Lewis blood group

MN and Lewis Blood groups in the failing heart in hypertensive patients with dilated cardiomyopathy

IgG antibodies to Lewis type 2 antigens in serum of H. pylori-infected and noninfected blood donors of different Lewis(a,b) blood-group phenotype

The fucosylated histo-blood group antigens H type 2 (blood group O, CD173) and Lewis Y (CD174) are expressed on CD34+ hematopoietic progenitors but absent on mature lymphocytes

Effect of host Lewis and ABO blood group antigen expression on Helicobacter pylori colonisation density and the consequent inflammatory response

Noroviruses Bind to Human ABO, Lewis, and Secretor Histo-Blood Group Antigens: Identification of 4 Distinct Strain-Specific Patterns

Crystal and molecular structure of a histo-blood group antigen involved in cell adhesion: the Lewis x trisaccharide

Salivary MUC7 is a major carrier of blood group I type O-linked oligosaccharides serving as the scaffold for sialyl Lewis x

Lewis histo-blood group α1,3/α1,4 fucose residues may both mediate binding to GII.4 noroviruses

Increased expression of the blood group‐related Lewis Y antigen on synovial fluid granulocytes of patients with arthritic joint diseases

Occurrence of a nontypable Helicobacter pylori strain lacking Lewis blood group O antigens and DD-heptoglycan: evidence for the role of the core α1,6-glucan chain in colonization

Biosynthesis of the carbohydrate antigenic determinants, Globo H, blood group H, and Lewis b: a role for prostate cancer cell α1,2-L-fucosyltransferase


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A blood group determined by an antigen specified by the Le gene on human chromosome 19. The Lewis antigen is expressed on epithelial surfaces as well as erythrocytes. The Lewis gene encodes a fucosyltransferase, which adds fucose to the same heterosaccharoside precursor targeted by the glycotransferases encoded by the genes of the ABO blood group system. The bacterium that causes gastric ulcers attaches to the gastric mucosa by binding to receptors containing fucose. Therefore, individuals with the Lewis antigen on their mucosal surfaces are more susceptible to this disease. See AB antigens, blood group, Helicobacter pylori, Lutheran blood group.

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