Rhesus factor modulation of effects of smoking and age on psychomotor performance, intelligence, personality profile, and health in czech soldiers.
OPEN PloS one | 5 Dec 2012
J Flegr, J Geryk, J Volný, J Klose and D Cernochová
Rhesus-positive and rhesus-negative persons differ in the presence-absence of highly immunogenic RhD protein on the erythrocyte membrane. This protein is a component of NH(3) or CO(2) pump whose physiological role is unknown. Several recent studies have shown that RhD positivity protects against effects of latent toxoplasmosis on motor performance and personality. It is not known, however, whether the RhD phenotype modifies exclusively the response of the body to toxoplasmosis or whether it also influences effects of other factors.
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