The MHC class I related Fc receptor, FcRn, is expressed in the epithelial cells of the human mammary gland.

@article{Cianga2003TheMC,
  title={The MHC class I related Fc receptor, FcRn, is expressed in the epithelial cells of the human mammary gland.},
  author={Petru Cianga and Corina Maria Cianga and Laurette Gratziela Cozma and E Sally Ward and Eugen Carasevici},
  journal={Human immunology},
  year={2003},
  volume={64 12},
  pages={1152-9}
}
The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I related neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) plays multiple roles, being involved in transporting immunoglobulin G (IgG) and protecting this antibody class from catabolism. The presence of this receptor was previously demonstrated in the lactating murine mammary gland. In the current study we have investigated FcRn expression in various histologic types of human breast carcinoma and lymph node metastases. We used immunohistochemical methods to… CONTINUE READING