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ABO Blood Groups Influence Macrophage-mediated Phagocytosis of Plasmodium falciparum-infected Erythrocytes

  • Kayla T. Wolofsky equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Kayla T. Wolofsky, Kodjo Ayi

    Affiliations: Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health, SA Rotman Laboratories, Toronto General Hospital-University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Kodjo Ayi equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Kayla T. Wolofsky, Kodjo Ayi

    Affiliation: Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health, SA Rotman Laboratories, Toronto General Hospital-University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Donald R. Branch,

    Affiliation: Research and Development, Canadian Blood Services, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Annika K. Hult,

    Affiliation: Division of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

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  • Martin L. Olsson,

    Affiliation: Division of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

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  • W. Conrad Liles,

    Affiliations: Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health, SA Rotman Laboratories, Toronto General Hospital-University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Tropical Disease Unit, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Toronto General Hospital-University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Christine M. Cserti-Gazdewich,

    Affiliation: Blood Transfusion Laboratory, Toronto General Hospital-UHN, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Kevin C. Kain mail

    kevin.kain@uhn.ca

    Affiliations: Sandra Rotman Centre for Global Health, SA Rotman Laboratories, Toronto General Hospital-University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Tropical Disease Unit, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Toronto General Hospital-University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Published: October 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002942

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