Summary. The peanut agglutinin from Arachis hypogea is a lectin that reacts with red blood cells expressing the Th antigen. The Th antigen has been said to be qualitatively similar to the T antigen, a well‐defined antigen due to desialylation of glycophorin A and B that also reacts with the peanut agglutinin. We examined Th activated red blood cells from two patients with Fanconi's anaemia using 125I radio‐labelled peanut agglutinin as a probe in Western blotting of red blood cell membrane proteins. We also probed the surface of intact Th activated red blood cells for structures related to the T antigen using [3H]sialic acid and a purified sialyltransferase. Neither of these techniques found antigens on the Th activated red blood cells that were similar to the antigen found on T activated red blood cells. These results show that the Th antigen in Fanconi's anaemia is qualitatively different to the antigen found in T activation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||British journal of haematology|
|State||Published - Feb 1987|
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