OMIA:001089-9555 : Blood group system ABO in Papio anubis (olive baboon)

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

Categories: Haematopoietic system phene

Links to possible relevant human trait(s) and/or gene(s) in OMIM: 110300 (gene)

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: no

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.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2020). OMIA:001089-9555: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


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.

2002 Majado, M.J., Loba, M., Marín, F., Ramírez, P., Rubio, A., Minguela, A., Munitiz, V., Salido, E., González, C., Hernández, Q., García-Palenciano, C., García-Candel, F., Sánchez, A., Candel, R., Parrilla, P. :
ABO system and blood crossmatch study in baboon: importance of designing a primate blood bank for orthotopic pig-to-baboon liver xenotransplantation. Transplant Proc 34:327-8, 2002. Pubmed reference: 11959310.
2000 Kobayashi, T., Yokoyama, I., Nagasaka, T., Namii, Y., Hayashi, S., Liu, D., Oikawa, T., Usami, T., Morozumi, K., Yamada, K., Haba, T., Tominaga, Y., Uchida, K., Takagi, H. :
Efficacy of double filtration plasmapheresis pretreatment in clinical ABO-incompatible transplantation and experimental pig-to-baboon xenotransplantation. Transplant Proc 32:57, 2000. Pubmed reference: 10700967.
1999 Diamond, D.C., Illes, K., Bailey, L.L., Szalay, A.A. :
Genotyping the baboon ABO histo-blood group locus by two-color fluorescence SSCP. Biotechniques 27:1054-6, 1058-60, 1062, 1999. Pubmed reference: 10572653.
1997 Diamond, D.C., Fagoaga, O.R., Nehlsen-Cannarella, S.L., Bailey, L.L., Szalay, A.A. :
Sequence comparison of baboon ABO histo-blood group alleles: lesions found in O alleles differ between human and baboon. Blood Cells Mol Dis 23:242-51, 1997. Pubmed reference: 9410468. DOI: 10.1006/bcmd.1997.0141.
1994 Ye, Y., Niekrasz, M., Kehoe, M., Rolf, L.L., Martin, M., Baker, J., Kosanke, S., Romano, E., Zuhdi, N., Cooper, D.K. :
Cardiac allotransplantation across the ABO-blood group barrier by the neutralization of preformed antibodies: the baboon as a model for the human. Lab Anim Sci 44:121-4, 1994. Pubmed reference: 8028272.
1993 Cooper, D.K., Ye, Y., Niekrasz, M., Kehoe, M., Martin, M., Neethling, F.A., Kosanke, S., DeBault, L.E., Worsley, G., Zuhdi, N. :
Specific intravenous carbohydrate therapy. A new concept in inhibiting antibody-mediated rejection--experience with ABO-incompatible cardiac allografting in the baboon. Transplantation 56:769-77, 1993. Pubmed reference: 8212194.
1989 Cooper, D.K., Human, P.A., Rose, A.G., Rees, J., Keraan, M., Reichart, B., Du Toit, E., Oriol, R. :
The role of ABO blood group compatibility in heart transplantation between closely related animal species. An experimental study using the vervet monkey to baboon cardiac xenograft model. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 97:447-55, 1989. Pubmed reference: 2645470.
1987 Cooper, D.K., Lexer, G., Rose, A.G., Rees, J., Keraan, M., Du Toit, E., Oriol, R. :
Cardiac allograft survival in ABO blood group incompatible baboons. Transplant Proc 19:1036-8, 1987. Pubmed reference: 3274269.
1980 Byles, R.H., Sanders, M.F., Petersen, G.M., Olivier, T.J., Bercovitch, F., Hunt, E. :
A-B-O blood groups in Kenya olive baboons (Papio anubis). Anim Blood Groups Biochem Genet 11:245-9, 1980. Pubmed reference: 7247076.
1969 Wiener, A.S., Moor-Jankowski, J. :
The A-B-O blood groups of baboons. Am J Phys Anthropol 30:117-22, 1969. Pubmed reference: 4976315. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.1330300112.
1964 Moor-Jankowski, J., Wiener, A.S., Gordon, E.B. :
Blood groups of apes and monkeys: I. The A-B-O blood groups in baboons Transfusion 4:92-100, 1964. Pubmed reference: 14130946.

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