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comment Organ donation compatibility based on DNA
I'm trying to find a better solution for organ transplant matching based on genetic data instead of immunology. Assuming that if all the genes are know for both the donor and the acceptor, it is possible to determine the match. I haven't researched too much as the idea came up today, but I'd like to know if it is theoretically possible. Maybe going to the gene level, you can avoid multiple tests, predict/prevent chronic rejection and so.
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comment Organ donation compatibility based on DNA
@Chris but the these molecules are coded by the DNA, aren't they? I know there are post translation modifications (including immune cell maturation), but I was wondering how important/predictable are they
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accepted Correlation between muscle size and absolute strength
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comment How many blood types are there?
Unfortunately I can't answer that, as I haven't studied immunology, but based on my recent readings (on wikipedia...), most of them check different antigenes/ligands/whatevers.
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comment How many blood types are there?
As I remember from my physiology studies that there are more systems. So you're interested in the ABO system only or the other ones as well? check this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
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comment (Web)app to search metabolic/signalling pathways
Thanks, the first seems better though less fancy.
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comment Skeletal muscles in clam
Without proper background knowledge I'd say that that's for keeping the shell closed.