Where does the Rhesus protein come from?
The rhesus protein is named for the rhesus monkey, which also carries the gene, and is a protein that lives on the surface of the red blood cells. This protein is also often called the D antigen.
Where are Rhesus antigens found?
What is Ad factor blood?
D antigen is a protein with many parts, found on the surface of red blood cells. The D antigen is also known as the Rh factor, and it tells your blood type. People are either D (Rh) negative or D (Rh) positive. If your blood type is D negative, your red blood cells do not have the D antigen.
Where is Rh protein found?
red blood cells
Where does the Rh-negative blood come from?
Each person has two Rh factors in their genetics, one from each parent. The only way for someone to have a negative blood type is for both parents to have at least one negative factor. For example, if someone’s Rh factors are both positive, it is not possible for his or her child to have a negative blood type.
How are Rhesus antibodies produced?
Rhesus antibodies are produced by a Rhesus negative woman in response to exposure to Rhesus antigens in the blood of her Rhesus positive baby. The ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ part in a person’s blood group (eg O positive, AB negative, etc) refers to whether their blood cells carry the Rhesus protein.