The LW blood group: a review

Immunol Commun. 1980;9(2):225-42. doi: 10.3109/08820138009065996.


A review of the LW blood group antigen and antibodies is given. Early association with the D(Rho) antigen proved to be at a phenotypic level, as the LW and Rh genes were seen to be inherited independently. The present state of knowledge is collated and reassessed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antibody Formation
  • Antigen-Antibody Reactions
  • Autoantibodies / immunology
  • Blood Group Antigens / immunology*
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Haplorhini
  • Humans
  • Isoantibodies


  • Autoantibodies
  • Blood Group Antigens
  • Isoantibodies