The glycoproteins in erythrocyte membrane from individuals exhibiting the rare alleles at the MNSs blood group locus Miltenberger (Mi-) III, V, Mv and Mk were studied by sodium-dodecylsulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoretic techniques. The results suggest that the genes Mi-III and -V give rise to the formation of Ss sialoglycoproteins whose electrophoretic mobilities are altered. The Mi-V alteration is additionally associated with a decreased MN glycoprotein content. The allele Mv leads to a decreased Ss glycoprotein content. Data on ordinary Mk and Mk/Mi-III red cells suggest that the gene complex Mk does not give rise to the synthesis of Ss glycoprotein.