We analyzed erythrocyte glycoconjugates in two families with congenital dyserythropoietic anemia type II (CDA-II): family 2 with the typical localization of the disease gene to chromosome 20q11.2 and family 1 in which this localization was excluded. Despite the different genetics, the erythrocyte glycoconjugate abnormalities in the two families were identical suggesting a complex inheritance of CDA-II. We also found that erythrocyte anion exchanger 1 protein is decreased in CDA-II homozygotes and obligate carriers alike.
- Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia type II
- Erythrocyte glycoconjugates
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