Expression of trophinin, tastin, and bystin by trophoblast and endometrial cells in human placenta.

@article{Suzuki1999ExpressionOT,
  title={Expression of trophinin, tastin, and bystin by trophoblast and endometrial cells in human placenta.},
  author={Nao Suzuki and Jun Nakayama and Ie Ming Shih and Daisuke Aoki and Shiro Nozawa and Michiko N. Fukuda},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  year={1999},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={621-7}
}
Trophinin, tastin, and bystin comprise a complex mediating a unique homophilic cell adhesion between trophoblast and endometrial epithelial cells at their respective apical cell surfaces. In this study, we prepared mouse monoclonal antibodies specific to each of these molecules. The expression of these molecules in the human placenta was examined immunohistochemically using the antibodies. In placenta from the 6th week of pregnancy, trophinin and bystin were found in the cytoplasm of the… CONTINUE READING