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Posted by: Dr. D, Thursday, July 5, 2012, 10:44am
‎'We identified one novel trans effect that was an association between ABO blood group and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) levels (p = 6.8x10(-40))'

COMMENT: More fuel for the widely held view in nutritional medicine that the ABO polymorphisms are nothing more than unimportant erythrocyte antigens.
Posted by: 2degreespisces, Thursday, July 5, 2012, 11:09am; Reply: 1
Very interesting, thank you for posting the link!
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, July 5, 2012, 11:56am; Reply: 2

They are paying attention. ;)
Posted by: Goldie, Thursday, July 5, 2012, 12:13pm; Reply: 3
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Other mechanisms could include epigenetic factors, stochastic factors, environmental factors influencing regulation of expression, rates of secretion into the blood from the site of synthesis, proteolysis and clearance, and post-translational modifications such as glycosylation.

Dr D ~~~~ thought us eons ago...
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