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Blood Groups in Infection and Host Susceptibility

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Microbiology Reviews, June 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#21 of 971)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

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160 tweeters
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2 Facebook pages
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1 video uploader

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Title
Blood Groups in Infection and Host Susceptibility
Published in
Clinical Microbiology Reviews, June 2015
DOI 10.1128/cmr.00109-14
Pubmed ID
Authors

Laura Cooling

Abstract

Blood group antigens represent polymorphic traits inherited among individuals and populations. At present, there are 34 recognized human blood groups and hundreds of individual blood group antigens and alleles. Differences in blood group antigen expression can increase or decrease host susceptibility to many infections. Blood groups can play a direct role in infection by serving as receptors and/or coreceptors for microorganisms, parasites, and viruses. In addition, many blood group antigens facilitate intracellular uptake, signal transduction, or adhesion through the organization of membrane microdomains. Several blood groups can modify the innate immune response to infection. Several distinct phenotypes associated with increased host resistance to malaria are overrepresented in populations living in areas where malaria is endemic, as a result of evolutionary pressures. Microorganisms can also stimulate antibodies against blood group antigens, including ABO, T, and Kell. Finally, there is a symbiotic relationship between blood group expression and maturation of the gastrointestinal microbiome.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Unknown 241 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 39 16%
Student > Bachelor 38 16%
Student > Master 36 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 34 14%
Professor 16 7%
Other 53 22%
Unknown 28 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 48 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 47 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 41 17%
Immunology and Microbiology 29 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 4%
Other 27 11%
Unknown 43 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 132. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 May 2020.
All research outputs
#140,637
of 15,142,318 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Microbiology Reviews
#21
of 971 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,369
of 233,426 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Microbiology Reviews
#1
of 11 outputs
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