OMIA 001784-9615 : Blood group system/dog erythrocyte antigen (DEA) 8 in Canis lupus familiaris

Mendelian trait/disorder: yes

Mode of inheritance: Autosomal Dominant

Considered a defect: no

Key variant known: 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.

Species-specific name: Previously known as Blood Group System He, or canine erythrocyte antigen (CEA) 8


1961 Swisher, S.N., Young, L.E. :
The blood grouping systems of dogs. Physiol Rev 41:495-520, 1961. Pubmed reference: 13774318.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 17 Apr 2013
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