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Colton Blood group system
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The Colton blood group system currently comprises three antigens, Co(a) , Co(b) , and Co3. The latter is only absent in the extremely rare individuals of the Colton "null" phenotype, usually referred to as Co(a-b-), which lack the water channel AQP1 that carries the Colton antigens. ...
The antigens of the Colton blood group system, Co(a) and Co(b), are encoded by a single gene that produces the aquaporin-1 (AQP1) protein, a water channel-forming protein, and are characterized by a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP). A healthy Caucasoid blood donor originally typed ...