Gut Bacteria to Change Blood Types

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Gut Bacteria to Change Blood Types

Postby zetreque on August 22nd, 2018, 1:05 pm 

I don't know much about this field but it sure seems like an interesting find and I wonder if it will shed any light on evolution of blood types.

Researchers use gut bacteria to turn type A or B blood into universal donors
https://thenextweb.com/science/2018/08/21/trust-your-gut/
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Re: Changing blood types

Postby Braininvat on August 22nd, 2018, 1:10 pm 

I had a moment of confusion until I remembered that RBCs don't have nuclei. Strip off the antigens and you have a total remodel. Pretty cool.
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Re: Gut Bacteria to Change Blood Types

Postby BadgerJelly on August 22nd, 2018, 3:28 pm 

Can someone explain the biochemical process a little more indepth please?
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