Human cytotrophoblastic cells absorb the NK blocking activity of monoclonal BA11.


PROBLEM R80K is a polymorphic alloantigeneic protein present on human placental trophoblast and on paternal B lymphocytes and monocytes. This protein, unlike the former candidate TLX antigen, stimulates a protective maternal immune response in vivo. A murine monoclonal BA11 antibody, directed against R80K, prevents abortion in three murine pregnancy-failure… (More)