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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 29, No. 3, 2008, pp. 318-324
Bioline Code: zr08049
Full paper language: Chinese
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2008, pp. 318-324

 en Evaluation of the Gel System for ABO Typing of Monkeys
CHEN, Song; WEI, Qing; LI, Jun-hua; XIANG, Ying; GUO, Hui; WANG, Wan-yu; XIONG, Yu-liang; CHEN, Shi & CHEN, Gang


Monkeys do not express ABO antigens on red blood cells (RBCs), but on tissues, which is an obstacle in ABO typing. In this study we describe a simple and efficient method to type monkeys blood. Rhesus monkeys (n=34) and cynomolgus monkeys (n=16) were typed by the direct and reverse gel system, which has been widely used in clinics in recent years. Based on the results of immunohistochemical staining, we evaluated the feasibility and the interference factors of the gel system to type monkeys. The results revealed that the direct gel system didn’t have a positive report, the fibrinogen and non-specific anti-human antibodies in monkey blood interfered with the reverse gel system in some samples. In accordance with the results of immunohistochemical staining, using clear sera, which were pre-absorbed on normal human type O RBCs, the reverse gel system gave an accurate blood type determination for monkeys. We concluded that the reverse gel system could be used for ABO typing of monkeys, and the fibrinogen and non-specific anti-human antibodies were the major interference factors, which could be eliminated by using clear and pre-absorbed sera.

Gel system; ABO blood group; Monkey

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