Flow cytometric analysis of a D+/- chimera. The fluorescence histograms obtained by indirect immunofluorescence with a polyclonal anti-D are shown for the index donation of the chimerical donor (Panel A), a second donation three month later (Panel B) and a control mixture containing 5% D positive RBC (Panel C). There are two peaks separated by a large gap indicating that two different RBC populations are present. The left peak represents D negative RBC, the right peak D positive RBC carrying a normal strength antigen D. The positive RBC population of the donor was about 6%.
Wagner et al. BMC Genetics 2001 2:10 doi:10.1186/1471-2156-2-10