Immunohistochemical location of major histocompatibility complex class 1 antigens in human placenta
Distribution of major histocompatibility complex class I antigens in the postpartum human placenta was studied by immunohistochemical method. Positive staining was observed in endotheliocyte cytoplasm in vessels of chorionic villi. The surface of trophoblast, cytotrophoblast, and connective tissue cells did not stain. These data indicate a peculiar «masking» of antigens essential for normal course of gestation.
Key Wordsplacenta major histocompatibility complex antigens
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