A novel and atypical type one interferon gene expressed by trophoblast during early pregnancy.

Low stringency screening of day 14-15 pig conceptus cDNA library using an interferon (IFN)-omega probe has led to the isolation of a novel type one (type I) IFN gene physiologically expressed by trophoblast during the period of implantation in the uterus. It encodes a 170-amino acid preprotein with two potential N-glycosylation sites and a predicted N… CONTINUE READING