OMIA 001089-9542 : Blood group system ABO in Macaca fuscata

In other species: olive baboon , pig , chimpanzee , Rhesus monkey , crab-eating macaque , agile gibbon , common gibbon , siamang

Possibly relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) (MIM number): 110300

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal Co-Dominant

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: yes

Year key variant first reported: 2000

Cross-species summary: Each blood group system consists of a set of blood types, each of which corresponds to a particular antigen (usually a glycoprotein) on the surface of red blood cells. The different types within a system are the result of the action of different alleles at a locus that usually encodes an enzyme that catalyses the creation of the feature of the glycoprotein unique to that type, e.g. the presence of a particular sugar at the end of a short chain of sugars. The ABO blood group system arises from two alleles at a locus that encodes a glycosyltransferase: the A allele encodes alpha 1-3-N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase; and the B allele encodes alpha 1-3-galactosyltransferase. The B allele transferase catalyses the addition of galactose to a chain of four sugars attached to a protein known as H antigen. The A allele ltransferase catalyses the addition of a derivative of galactose called N-acetylgalactosamine to the same short chain of sugars. The third allele at this locus (the O allele) results in no sugar being added to the chain.

Species-specific description: Only type B exists in this species.

Associated gene:

Symbol Description Species Chr Location OMIA gene details page Other Links
ABO Macaca fuscata - no genomic information (-..-) ABO Ensembl


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.
2000 Noda, R., Kitano, T., Takenaka, O., Saitou, N. :
Evolution of the ABO blood group gene in Japanese macaque. Genes Genet Syst 75:141-7, 2000. Pubmed reference: 10984838.
1966 Nakajima, H. :
ABO and Lewis blood groups of Macaca fuscata (Japanese apes). Z Immunitatsforsch Allerg Klin Immunol 130:495-505, 1966. Pubmed reference: 4228972.

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