Mc Leod Syndrome

Mc Leod Syndrome

This article is about the genetic disease of the blood, not MacLeod's syndrome (the lung disease).
McLeod syndrome
Classification and external resources
OMIM 314850
DiseasesDB 29708
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McLeod syndrome (or McLeod phenomenon) is a genetic disorder that may affect the blood, brain, peripheral nerves, muscle and heart. It is caused by a variety of recessively-inherited mutations in the XK gene on the X chromosome. The gene is responsible for producing the Kx protein, a secondary supportive protein for the Kell antigen on the red blood cell surface.

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