Experientia

, Volume 32, Issue 9, pp 1197–1199 | Cite as

Pregnancy specificβ1 — a product of the syncytiotrophoblast

  • C. H. W. Horne
  • C. M. Towler
  • R. G. P. Pugh-Humphreys
  • A. W. Thomson
  • H. Bohn
Specialia Haematologica, Immunologica

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. H. W. Horne
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • C. M. Towler
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • R. G. P. Pugh-Humphreys
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • A. W. Thomson
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • H. Bohn
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity Medical BuildingsAberdeen(Scotland)
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyUniversity of AberdeenAberdeen(Scotland)
  3. 3.Behrin gwerke AGMarburg a.d. Lahn(German Federal Republic, BRD)

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