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  • Mechanism of Rh Prophylaxis: An Empirical Study on Specificity of Immunosupression.
    Woodrow, J.C.; Clarke, Cyril A.; Donohoe, W.T.A.; Finn, R.; McConnell, R.B.; Sheppard, P.M.; Lehane, D.; Roberts, Freda M.; Gimlette, T.M.D. // British Medical Journal; 4/12/1975, Vol. 2 Issue 5962, p57 

    Investigates the mechanism by which Rh immunization can be prevented by IgG and anti-D. Analysis of the specificity of immunosuppression; Process affecting the whole red cell; Destruction of the blood group determinants from immunogenic sites.

  • How serious is Rh incompatibility?
    Young, Stephanie // Glamour; Aug96, Vol. 94 Issue 8, p50 

    Provides information on the effect of Rh factor incompatibility between a mother and her baby. Percentage of Rh negativity; Conditions when Rh status is a concern; Potential complications from Rh incompatibility for the fetus during pregnancy.

  • Rate of RhD sensitization before and after implementation...
    Mayne, Stewart; Parker, John H. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 12/13/97, Vol. 315 Issue 7122, p1588 

    Investigates the reduction of RhesusD sensitisation by routine antenatal prophylaxis with anti-D-immunoglobulin. Definition of RhD sensitisation; Overall sensitisation rate to primigravidas administered with anti-D-globulin; Benefit of the antenatal prophylaxis programme.

  • Rh antiserum.
    Mayne, Stewart; Parker, John H. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009); 2009, Issue 21, p2034 

    A definition of the term "Rh antiserum" which refers to a human serum that is comprised of antibodies to the Rh factor is presented.

  • Fetal haematology in rhesus isoimmunisation.
    Nicolaides, K.H.; Rodeck, C.H.; Millar, D.S.; Mibashan, R.S. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition); 3/2/1985, Vol. 290 Issue 6469, p661 

    Examines fetal hematology in rhesus isoimmunization in Great Britain. Application of linear array real time ultrasound scanning; Collection of fetal blood samples; Occurrence of fetal hydrops in rhesus diseases.

  • Rh system and intrauterine growth. Interaction with season of birth.
    Gloria-Bottini, F.; Meloni, G.F.; Finocchi, A.; Porcu, S.; Amante, A.; Bottini, E. // Disease Markers; 2000, Vol. 16 Issue 3/4, p139 

    Based on the hypothesis that maternal-fetal genetic differences in membrane transport and signal transduction may influence intrauterine development, the recent acquisition on transport function of Rh protein prompted us to study the relationship between joint maternal-fetal Rh phenotype and...

  • The Rh Factor and Herbal Abortions.
    Radoff, Kari // Medical Herbalism: A Journal for the Clinical Practitioner; Jan2001, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p15 

    Assesses the role of Rh factor in herbal abortions.

  • Incidence of rhesus immunisation after genetic amniocentesis.
    Tabor, Ann; Jerne, Donald; Bock, Johannes E. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition); 8/30/1986, Vol. 293 Issue 6546, p533 

    Examines the incidence of rhesus (Rh) blood group immunization after genetic amniocentesis. Measurement of antibody titer before amniocentesis; Risks of immunization of Rh negative women; Association between amniocentesis and feto-maternal hemorrhage.

  • Haemolytic disease of the newborn due to antibodies other than rhesus anti-D.
    Tabor, Ann; Jerne, Donald; Bock, Johannes E. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition); 8/22/1981, Vol. 283 Issue 6290, p514 

    Examines the haemolytic disease of newborn babies due to antibodies other than rhesus antigen D in Great Britain. Decrease in perinatal mortality; Alloimmunization of mother to rhesus antigen D; Requirement of transfusion.

  • Detection and measurement of fetomaternal haemorrhage: serum alpha-fetoprotein and the Kleihauer technique.
    Lachman, E.; Hingley, Susan M.; Bates, Gillian; Ward, A. Milford; Stewart, C.R.; Duncan, Sheila L.B. // British Medical Journal; 5/28/1977, Vol. 1 Issue 6073, p1377 

    Focuses on the detection and measurement of fetomaternal hemorrhage using the serum alpha-fetoprotein and the Kleihauer technique. Relevance of the findings of hemorrhages to rhesus sensitization; Advantages of the increased maternal serum concentrations; Differences on the Kleihauer tests.

  • Routine anti-D prophylaxis for RhD-negative pregnant women.
    Jarvis, Sarah // British Journal of Midwifery; Jan2003, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p13 

    Provides midwives in Great Britain with information that must be offered to pregnant women relating to the provision of routine anti-D prophylaxis for Rhesus D negative women. Circumstances in which routine antenatal prophylaxis would not be of benefit; Difference between routine antenatal...

  • Interaction of radixin with Rho small G protein GDP/GTP exchange protein Dbl.
    Takahashi, Kazuo; Sasaki, Takuya; Mammoto, Akiko; Hotta, Ikuko; Takaishi, Kenji; Imamura, Hiroshi; Nakano, Katsutoshi; Kodama, Atsuko; Takai, Yoshimi // Oncogene; 6/25/98, Vol. 16 Issue 25, p3279 

    The Rho small G protein family, consisting of the Rho, Rac, and Cdc42 subfamilies, regulates various actin cytoskeleton-dependent cell functions. The Rho subfamily members regulate ERM (ezrin, radixin and moesin)-dependent association of the actin cytoskeleton with the plasma membrane. Moreover,...

  • RH Blood Groups and Diabetic Disorders: Is There an Effect on Glycosylated Hemoglobin Level?
    Gloria-Bottini, F.; Antonacci, E. // Human Biology; Apr2000, Vol. 72 Issue 2, p287 

    Investigates the possible relationship between the RH system and the glycosylated hemoglobin level (Hb A1c) in diabetes. Association between RH level and diabetic disorders; Role of the RH system in the organization of phospholipids or membrane expression in glycoproteins.

  • Prevalence of Du Phenotype amongst Rhesus Negative Females in Pott Harcourt, Nigeria.
    Nwauche, C. A.; Ejele, O. A.; Okpani, A. O. U. // African Journal of Reproductive Health; Apr2003, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p27 

    The prevalence of Du phenotype was investigated among rhesus negative women of childbearing age (15-45 years) in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, over a period of 17 months. A total of 1,108 women were randomly sampled, out of which 1,003 (90.5%) were rhesus positive and 105 (9.5%) rhesus negative. Only...

  • Prenatal Determination of Fetal RhD Type by DNA Amplification.
    Bennett, Phillip R.; Kim, Caroline Le Van; Colin, Yves; Warwick, Ruth M.; Cherif-Zahar, Baya; Fisk, Nicholas M.; Cartron, Jean-Pierre // New England Journal of Medicine; 8/26/93, Vol. 329 Issue 9, p607 

    Background: An RhD-negative woman whose partner is heterozygous may have preexisting anti-RhD antibodies that may or may not affect a subsequent fetus, depending on whether it is heterozygous. A safe method of determining fetal RhD type early in pregnancy would eliminate the risks to an...

  • The rhesus story.
    Gairdner, Douglas // British Medical Journal; 9/22/1979, Vol. 2 Issue 6192, p709 

    Focuses on the development of jaundice and anemia in newborn. Sequence of the disease; Identification of the cause; Removal of the Rh-antibody.

  • Intravenous Immunoglobulin in Neonatal Rhesus Hemolytic Disease.
    GREENOUGH, ANNE // Indian Pediatrics; Aug2008, Vol. 45 Issue 8, p649 

    The author discusses research on intravenous immunoglobulin in hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN). She states that HDN results from maternal sensitization after fetomateral hemorrhage when there is a Rhesus (Rh) positive fetus and an Rh negative mother. She cites a review of trials comparing...

  • Phasing-In RHD Genotyping.
    Flegel, Willy A.; Roseff, Susan D.; Tholpady, Ashok // Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; May2014, Vol. 138 Issue 5, p585 

    The authors reflect on a study which discusses the methods and policies for diagnostic testing of weak D phenotypes and administration of Rh immune globulin. Topics include a weak-D test on pregnant women, the process of phasing-in RHD genotyping, and the purposes of Rh immunoprophylaxis and...

    Wilson, Neil; Dunlop, James M. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition); 7/11/1981, Vol. 283 Issue 6284, p126 

    Presents several topics related to medicine in Great Britain. Delivery of a pregnant women; Relationship between rhesus blood groups and midge attractiveness; Characteristics of midges.

    Cooke, K.R.; Winkler, Fedelma; Godfrey, Peter; Tovey, L.A. Derrick; Baskett, Peter; Sleet, Rodger; Gatley, Malcolm S.; Smith, B.S.; Moser, Kath; Goldblatt, P.O.; Fox, A.J.; Jones, D.R.; Fletcher, Heather J.; Osborne, Pat; Sanderson, J.E.; Cavanagh, P.M.; Palmer, R.B.G.; Wells, Francis // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition); 2/21/1987, Vol. 294 Issue 6570, p507 

    Presents several letters on issues related to medical practice in Great Britain. Issue on alcohol; Query on the ways of achieving good general practitioner care; Matters pertaining to women not receiving anti-RH prophylaxis.

    Cooke, K.R.; Winkler, Fedelma; Godfrey, Peter; Tovey, L.A. Derrick; Baskett, Peter; Sleet, Rodger; Gatley, Malcolm S.; Smith, B.S.; Moser, Kath; Goldblatt, P.O.; Fox, A.J.; Jones, D.R.; Fletcher, Heather J.; Osborne, Pat; Sanderson, J.E.; Cavanagh, P.M.; Palmer, R.B.G.; Wells, Francis // Monkeyshines & the Primates: The Study of Primatology; 2001, p71 

    Provides information about the rhesus monkey. Ability to survive from the destruction of natural habitat; Adaption of primates to living in Asian towns and villages by raiding gardens and garbage dumps for food; Discovery of Rh factor, named for the Rhesus monkey in the blood of the human...

  • Rh blood types and applications to prenatal testing.
    Van den Veyver, Ignatia B.; Simpson, Joe Leigh; Bertner, Ernst W. // Contemporary OB/GYN; Aug2001, Vol. 46 Issue 8, p57 

    Evaluates the cloning of rhesus genes and the advent of polymerase chain reaction Rh-genotyping on amniotic fluid to determine the Rh-genotype in early pregnancy. Responsibility of RhD antigen; Assessment on the presence of bilirubin breakdown products as indicator of fetal anemia; Performance...

  • Negative Regulation of Rho Signaling by Insulin and Its Impact on Actin Cytoskeleton Organization in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells.
    Begum, Najma; Sandu, Oana A.; Duddy, Noreen // Diabetes; Jul2002, Vol. 51 Issue 7, p2256 

    Recent studies from our laboratory have shown that insulin induces relaxation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) via stimulation of myosin phosphatase and inhibition of Rho kinase activity. In this study, we examined the mechanism whereby insulin inhibits Rho signaling and its impact on...

  • Deaths from rhesus haemolytic disease in England and Wales in 1982 and 1983.
    Clarke, Cyril A.; Mollison, P.L.; Whitfield, A.G.W. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition); 7/6/1985, Vol. 291 Issue 6487, p17 

    Reports on cases of deaths from rhesus haemolytic disease in England and Wales in 1982 and 1983. Examination of death certificates; Analysis on the causes on mothers; Assessment on the accuracy of certification of death.

  • Liquid assets.
    Oliwenstein, Lori // Discover; Sep93, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p34 

    Presents a way to convert all blood cell types into universal O-type cells. Significance of method due to the shortage of blood donations; Blood's shelf-life of 35 days; People with type O blood as universal donors; Blood types-A, B, AB, and O-with same basic chain; Difference in the sugar that...

  • A new face of the Rhesus antigen.
    Heitman, Joseph; Agre, Peter // Nature Genetics; Nov2000, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p258 

    Discusses the role of Rh antigens in transportation of ammonium in yeast cells. Characterization of biological mechanisms involved in ammonium transport; Distinction of molecular identities of Rh antigens; Similarities between yeast protein sequence with human Rh antigens.

  • Blood groups.
    Farndon, John // Human Body; 2003, p18 

    Most people's blood belongs to one of four groups or types namely, A, O, B and AB. Blood type O is the most common, followed by type A. Blood is also either Rhesus positive (Rh+) or Rhesus negative (Rh-). A pregnant mother who is Rh- may develop damaging antibodies against the baby in her own...

  • WinRho SDF.
    Farndon, John // Royal Society of Medicine: Medicines; 2002, p570 

    This article provides information on WinRho SDF, a proprietary, prescription-only preparation of anti-D Rh0 immunoglobulin. It can be used to prevent rhesus-negative mothers from making antibodies against fetal rhesus-positive cells that may pass into the mother's circulation during childbirth....

  • Primary myelofibrosis: when the clone manifests with Rh phenotype splitting.
    Orlando, Nicoletta; Putzulu, Rossana; Nuzzolo, Eugenia; Maresca, Maddalena; Massini, Giuseppina; Capodimonti, Sara; Zini, Gina; Teofili, Luciana // Annals of Hematology; Jun2014, Vol. 93 Issue 6, p1077 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article that was published in the October 23, 2013 issue of the periodical which discusses the manifestation of the clone with Rhesus phenotype splitting through primary myelofibrosis.

  • Deaths from Rh hemolytic disease in England and Wales in 1984 and 1985.
    Orlando, Nicoletta; Putzulu, Rossana; Nuzzolo, Eugenia; Maresca, Maddalena; Massini, Giuseppina; Capodimonti, Sara; Zini, Gina; Teofili, Luciana // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition); 4/18/1987, Vol. 294 Issue 6578, p1001 

    Analyzes the death register associated with hemolytic disease among newborn in Great Britain from 1984 to 1985. Accuracy of the certification of deaths; Immunization of mothers to Rh; Causes of false certification.

  • Maternal serum anti-D antibody concentration and assessment of rhesus isoimmunisation.
    Nicolaides, K.H.; Rodeck, C.H. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 5/2/92, Vol. 304 Issue 6835, p1155 

    Examines the maternal serum anti-D antibody concentration. Assessment of rhesus isoimmunisation; Degree of fetal anaemia and maternal serum anti-D antibody concentration; Management of rhesus affected pregnancies cardiocentesis.

  • rhesus isoimmunization.
    Peters, Michael // BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia; 2004, p664 

    An encyclopedia entry for "rhesus isoimmunization" is presented. It refers to the development of antibodies against Rhesus (Rh)-positive blood in a person who has Rh-negative blood.

  • Erythroblastosis Fetalis.
    Reiquam, C. W.; Beatty Jr., E. C.; Connell, John R. // Clinical Pediatrics; Jul1967, Vol. 6 Issue 7, p411 

    The article discusses an analysis of the records of 1,000 infants with erythroblastosis fetalis due to Rh isoimmunization who had been admitted to Denver Children's Hospital in Colorado between 1948 and 1962, with particular emphasis on the data related to bilirubin metabolism. Clinical and...

  • Global genomic analysis reveals rapid control of a robust innate response in SIV-infected sooty mangabeys.
    Bosinger, Steven E.; Qingsheng Li; Gordon, Shari N.; Klatt, Nichole R.; Duan, Lijie; Luoling Xu; Francella, Nicholas; Sidahmed, Abubaker; Smith, Anthony J.; Cramer, Elizabeth M.; Ming Zeng; Masopust, David; Carlis, John V.; Longsi Ran; Vanderford, Thomas H.; Paiardini, Mirko; Isett, R. Benjamin; Baldwin, Don A.; Else, James G.; Staprans, Silvija I. // Journal of Clinical Investigation; Dec2009, Vol. 119 Issue 12, p3556 

    Natural SIV infection of sooty mangabeys (SMs) is nonprogressive despite chronic virus replication. Strikingly, it is characterized by low levels of immune activation, while pathogenic SIV infection of rhesus macaques (RMs) is associated with chronic immune activation. To elucidate the...

  • Landsteiner, Karl (1868 - 1943).
    Bosinger, Steven E.; Qingsheng Li; Gordon, Shari N.; Klatt, Nichole R.; Duan, Lijie; Luoling Xu; Francella, Nicholas; Sidahmed, Abubaker; Smith, Anthony J.; Cramer, Elizabeth M.; Ming Zeng; Masopust, David; Carlis, John V.; Longsi Ran; Vanderford, Thomas H.; Paiardini, Mirko; Isett, R. Benjamin; Baldwin, Don A.; Else, James G.; Staprans, Silvija I. // Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography; 2005, p1 

    Austrian-born U.S. immunologist who discovered the ABO blood groups, and the M and N factors and rhesus factor in human blood. For this work he received the 1930 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

  • Study of A1A2BO, Rh (D) and Bombay (Oh) Blood Groups Among the Agri Community of Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.
    Arzbegi, A. Z. // IUP Journal of Genetics & Evolution; Nov2010, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p50 

    The article presents a study on blood group including A1A2BO, Bombay (Oh) and Rh (D) blood group distribution among the Agricultural Community of Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The study shows that most individuals tested positive for Rh (D) blood groups by 91.9%. The author concludes that the...

  • RhD Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn.
    Bowman, John M. // New England Journal of Medicine; 12/10/98, Vol. 339 Issue 24, p1775 

    Discusses features of hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn. Its first description in 1609; 1932 research; Role of kernicterus; Mortality rate; Disabilities of infants who survive; Cause of the hemolysis; Development of tests as an index of hemolysis; Fetus being carried by a RhD-negative...

  • Test tube antibody could save rhesus babies.
    Crawford, Dorothy // New Scientist; 10/14/95, Vol. 148 Issue 1999, p22 

    Reports that antibodies grown in the laboratory may provide an easier and safer way of preventing rhesus factor disease in newborn babies. Occurrence of rhesus disease; Rhesus disease prevention; Anti-D immunization; Testing the effectiveness of antibodies in preventing rhesus factor disease.

  • rhe·sus monkey.
    Crawford, Dorothy // American Heritage Student Science Dictionary; 2009, p294 

    The article presents a reference entry for rhesus monkey. A small, yellowish-brown monkey of India, widely used in biological and medical research. The rhesus factor was first discovered in Rhesus monkeys.

  • Rh factor.
    Crawford, Dorothy // American Heritage Student Science Dictionary; 2009, p294 

    The article presents an encyclopedia definition for the term "Rh factor," which refers to an antigen present in red blood cells, used in the classification of human blood. The blood cells of most people contain an Rh factor. For a blood transfusion to be successful, the blood of the donor must...

  • Saving Lives in the Womb.
    Crawford, Dorothy // Time; 11/2/1953, Vol. 62 Issue 18, p106 

    The article presents the report by Doctor O. Benwood Hunter Jr. of Georgetown University in late October 1953 concerning the use of cortisone and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in saving the lives of babies with blood disorders due to Rh-factor differences in their parents while they are...

  • RHD maternal-fetal genotype incompatibility and schizophrenia: extending the MFG test to include multiple siblings and birth order.
    Kraft, Peter; Palmer, Christina G. S.; Woodward, Arthur J.; Turunen, Joni A.; Minassian, Sonia; Paunio, Tiina; Lönnqvist, Jouko; Peltonen, Leena; Sinsheimer, Janet S. // European Journal of Human Genetics; Mar2004, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p192 

    Rh incompatibility disease (ie Rh hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn) has been implicated as a risk factor for schizophrenia. Here, we extend the maternal-fetal genotype incompatibility (MFG) test used in an earlier case-parent trio study that found significant evidence for an increased...

  • Prevalence of ABO blood groups and rhesus (Rh) factor in the population residing in and around Amritsar, Punjab (a 4-year study from June 2007 to June 2011).
    Kaur, Harjot; Khanna, Ashish; Manjari, Mridu; Khanna, Menka // Asian Journal of Transfusion Science; Jul-Dec2013, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p159 

    A letter to the editor on ABO and rhesus (Rh) blood group antigens is presented.

  • The Rh allele frequencies in Gaza city in Palestine.
    Skaik, Younis Abed EL-Wahhab // Asian Journal of Transfusion Science; Jul-Dec2011, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p150 

    Background: The Rh blood group system is the second most clinically significant blood group system. It includes 49 antigens, but only five (D, C, E, c and e) are the most routinely identified due to their unique relation to hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) and transfusion reactions....

  • Reliability of second trimester triple screening for Down syndrome in rhesus-negative women.
    Muhcu, M.; Mungen, E.; Dundar, O.; Bodur, S.; Tutuncu, L.; Atay, V.; Ozcan, O.; Yergok, Y. Z. // Journal of Perinatology; May2007, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p268 

    Objective:To find out whether there is considerable influence on second trimester serum concentrations owing to the rhesus status.Study design:This retrospective cohort study was performed at the Perinatology Unit of the GATA Haydarpasa Teaching Hospital. During the study interval, 2265...

  • A Japanese propositus with D-- phenotype characterized by the deletion of both the RHCE gene and D1S80 locus situated in chromosome 1p and the existence of a new CE-D-CE hybrid gene.
    Okuda, H.; Fujiwara, H.; Omi, T.; Iwamoto, S.; Kawano, M.; Ishida, T.; Nomura, S.; Fukuhara, S.; Nagai, A.; Ohya, I.; Kajii, E. // Journal of Human Genetics; 2000, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p142 

    Abstract In a family study of a Japanese propositus with the D-- phenotype, the serological data of her D--phenotype and those of her parents were discrepant. Gene analysis of the propositus showed a gross deletion of the RHCE gene and a new rearrangement of RHCE to yield the CE-D-CE hybrid. It...

    Gibbs, Warren // Woman's Day (Australia Edition); 10/25/2010, Vol. 62 Issue 43, p40 

    The article offers information on the unique blood type of Australian blood donor James Harrison who has made a countless number of donations. As reported, he has made 985 donations to the Red Cross which has made him the Australia's highest-ever blood donor and second in the world. 73-year-old...

  • High throughput non-invasive determination of foetal Rhesus D status using automated extraction of cell-free foetal DNA in maternal plasma and mass spectrometry.
    Grill, Simon; Banzola, Irina; Ying Li; Rekhviashvili, Tea; Legler, Tobias; Müller, Sina; Xiao Zhong; Hahn, Sinuhe; Holzgreve, Wolfgang // Archives of Gynecology & Obstetrics; Apr2009, Vol. 279 Issue 4, p533 

    To examine the potential high throughput capability and efficiency of an automated DNA extraction system in combination with mass spectrometry for the non-invasive determination of the foetal Rhesus D status. A total of 178 maternal plasma samples from RHD-negative pregnant women were examined,...

  • Three Cases of Massive Fetomaternal Hemorrhage Presenting Without Clinical Suspicion.
    Pourbabak, Sam; Rund, Chad R.; Crookston, Kendall P. // Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Apr2004, Vol. 128 Issue 4, p463 

    Fetomaternal hemorrhage (FMH) is a common obstetrical occurrence most often associated with small volumes of blood transferred across the placenta. Fetomaternal hemorrhage leads to alloimmunization of Rh D-negative mothers, resulting in an increased risk of hemolytic disease of the newborn....

  • Value of Anti-Rh Immunoglobulin in Suppression of Rh Immunization During Pregnancies.
    Pourbabak, Sam; Rund, Chad R.; Crookston, Kendall P. // Clinical Pediatrics; Apr1972, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p194 

    Examines the role of Anti-Rh immunoglobulin in the suppression of Rh immunization during pregnancies. Risk associated with incompatible blood group antibodies; Percentage of Rh-negative women treated with anti-Rh form antibodies within six months of delivery; Prevention of intrauterine deaths...

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