The rhesus monkey analogue of human lymphocyte antigen-G is expressed primarily in villous syncytiotrophoblasts.

@article{Slukvin1998TheRM,
  title={The rhesus monkey analogue of human lymphocyte antigen-G is expressed primarily in villous syncytiotrophoblasts.},
  author={Igor I Slukvin and Jonathan E Boyson and David I. Watkins and Thaddeus G Golos},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  year={1998},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={728-38}
}
The human placenta expresses the nonclassical major histo-compatibility complex (MHC) class I molecule, human lymphocyte antigen (HLA)-G, which may contribute to the establishment of maternal-fetal immune tolerance. Although the HLA-G ortholog of the rhesus monkey, Mamu-G, is a pseudogene, another nonclassical MHC class I locus, Mamu-AG, is expressed in the rhesus monkey placenta. Mamu-AG encodes MHC class I A locus-related molecules that exhibit all the characteristics of human HLA-G… CONTINUE READING