On the new secretor status recognized by saliva specific ABH antigens

Tohoku J Exp Med. 1984 Jul;143(3):255-9. doi: 10.1620/tjem.143.255.


The present authors have reported that each of ABH antigens of saliva consisted of saliva specific antigen and common antigen between saliva and red cells. Using saliva specific anti-A and B, 77 samples of A,B and AB groups could be determined as strong secretor (Se) or weak secretor (se). Frequency of Se was 62% for A group saliva, 45% for B, and 76% for A antigen and 75% for B antigen of AB group saliva, respectively. The secretor status of twenty-four O salivas could not be determined by saliva specific anti-H. Compared with the ordinary secretor system, some subjects belonging to Se in the ordinary system were typed as se in the new system, whereas all se saliva (three cases) in the ordinary system were typed as se in the new system.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • ABO Blood-Group System / immunology*
  • Agglutination Tests
  • Animals
  • Antigens / analysis
  • Humans
  • Rabbits
  • Saliva / immunology*
  • Saliva / metabolism


  • ABO Blood-Group System
  • Antigens