BloodType and the Filipinos

Blood type or blood group is a classification of blood based on the presence or absence of inherited antigenic substances on the surface of red blood cells (RBCs). These antigens may be proteins, carbohydrates, glycoproteins, or glycolipids, depending on the blood group system. Some of these antigens are also present on the surface of other types of cells of various tissues.

Blood type or blood group is a classification of blood based on the presence or absence of inherited antigenic substances on the surface of red blood cells (RBCs). These antigens may be proteins, carbohydrates, glycoproteins, or glycolipids, depending on the blood group system. Some of these antigens are also present on the surface of other types of cells of various tissues.

Our brain requires a stable source of glucose There are 33 human blood group system that have been recognized by the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT), but the most important are the ABO Blood Group and RhD Antigen.

The ABO blood group has been discovered by Karl Landsteiner in 1900. He discovered why some blood transfusions are successful and others could be deadly. He identified the three types to A, B and C. C was later renamed O (“Ohne” in German which means null, zero or without). The fourth frequent is AB and was discovered a year later. In 1937, with the help of Alexander S. Wiener, the RhD (Rhesus) Group was discovered.

 

LDNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid and first observed by the Swiss physician Frederich Meiser. It is a molecule that encodes genetic instructions that circulates in living organisms and other known species that makes us all unique. It is hereditary material to all living organisms as well as in viruses. In human beings, DNA is found inside a special area of the cell called the nucleus and 99.9% of all human DNA are identical; 0.01% is enough to extinguish that we are all unique.

According to the Philippine National Red Cross,the distribution of the blood types among Filipinos are:

O Rh+ : 44-46%
A Rh+ : 22-23%
B Rh+ : 24-25%
AB Rh+: 4-6% 

 

 

Rh- : Less than 1%
Blood Typing and the Latest Technology


The common procedure in preparation in blood typing usually the medical professionals will get blood samples directly to the veins and mix it with antibodies that attacks type A and type B blood and see how it will react. The blood type can be identified in a matter of minutes but some people might not be comfortable in the procedure of getting blood directly from the veins.

The latest technology in Japan offers a new way of knowing your blood type by using buccal cells that can be taken from the saliva on cheek. This new way of technology lessens the fears and worries of some people that might be afraid to see their bloods.


Out of the more than 900 genes they have identified, two genes namely Bgn and Fmod, appears to be the first genes to be affected by fructose and thus, resulting to a cascading effect which would alter hundreds of other genes. This would imply that Bgn and Fmod can be a target for the development of new drugs in treating diseases caused by altered genes.


In summary, fructose has the capacity to alter genes whereas DHA has the capacity to restore biological pathways and gene networks vulnerable to the effects of fructose. Although DHA appears beneficial, it is not something that can cure diseases. Further studies should still be done to determine the extent of the alteration of genes by fructose as well as the ability of DHA to restore these alterations. However, this advancement in genomics would, no matter what, help in directing towards effective solutions for predicting diseases and also, development of medicines which could cure such diseases. 

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