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Yt antigen system

The Yt antigen system (also known as Cartwright) is present on the membrane of red blood cells and helps determine a person's blood type. The antigens are found on the protein acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme which helps break down acetylcholine.[1] The Yt system features two alleles, Yt(a) and Yt(b). Antibodies against the Yt system can lead to transfusion reactions such as hemolytic anemia.

References

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) 112100 - OMIM page on Yt antigen

  1. ^ Bartels, CF; Zelinski, T; Lockridge, O (1993). "Mutation at codon 322 in the human acetylcholinesterase (ACHE) gene accounts for YT blood group polymorphism". American Journal of Human Genetics. 52 (5): 928–36. PMC 1682033. PMID 8488842.

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