Specialia Haematologica, Immunologica

Experientia

, Volume 32, Issue 9, pp 1197-1199

First online:

Pregnancy specificβ 1 — a product of the syncytiotrophoblast

  • C. H. W. HorneAffiliated withDepartment of Pathology, University Medical BuildingsDepartment of Zoology, University of AberdeenBehrin gwerke AG
  • , C. M. TowlerAffiliated withDepartment of Pathology, University Medical BuildingsDepartment of Zoology, University of AberdeenBehrin gwerke AG
  • , R. G. P. Pugh-HumphreysAffiliated withDepartment of Pathology, University Medical BuildingsDepartment of Zoology, University of AberdeenBehrin gwerke AG
  • , A. W. ThomsonAffiliated withDepartment of Pathology, University Medical BuildingsDepartment of Zoology, University of AberdeenBehrin gwerke AG
  • , H. BohnAffiliated withDepartment of Pathology, University Medical BuildingsDepartment of Zoology, University of AberdeenBehrin gwerke AG

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Summary

Pregnancy specific β1 (PSβG) has been identified in vitro in trophoblast cultures and in vivo, using transmission electron microscopy, in the syncytiotrophoblast, PSβG may, like other pregnancy proteins, have immunosuppressive properties.