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The Blood Group Antigen Gene Mutation Database

  The Blood Group Antigen Gene Mutation Database (BGMUT) was set up under the aegis of the Human Genome Variation Society (HGVS) in 1999.  It documents variations in genes that encode antigens for human blood groups.  It thus is a locus-specific mutation database (LSDB) that covers multiple genes.  The database was compiled and has been curated by , PhD, Department of Biochemistry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, and Santosh K. Patnaik, MD, PhD, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo NY.  In 2006, this website moved to the NCBI to become part of dbRBC where it has been under the direction and additional curatorship of Wolfgang Helmberg, MD, Department of Serology and Transfusion Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria.  Many who are experts in the study of blood group systems have contributed to the development of this database by providing, among other things, information on the systems and the alleles.

In addition to documenting genetic variations, this site also provides information on the blood group systems, the genes that encode them, the serological phenotypes, etc.  Blood group systems for which genes or genetic variations have yet to be identified are also documented.  For some systems, information on non-human orthologous genes is also made available.

To cite this database, please refer to - Patnaik SK, Helmberg W, Blumenfeld OO.  BGMUT: NCBI dbRBC database of allelic variations of genes encoding antigens of blood group systems.  Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Jan;40(1):D1023-9.  PubMed 22084196


The BGMUT database contains the following sections:
Systems   View systems or search for alleles.
Resources   View publications, tutorials, or related web sites.
Administration   Update the database.
About   View information about this database.
Submission   Submit a new allele.

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