Journal article

THE EXPRESSION OF ALPHA-(1)-ACID GLYCOPROTEIN MESSENGER-RNA DURING RAT DEVELOPMENT - HIGH-LEVELS OF EXPRESSION IN THE DECIDUA

T THOMAS, S FLETCHER, GCT YEOH, G SCHREIBER

JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY | AMER SOC BIOCHEMISTRY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY INC | Published : 1989

Abstract

During the acute phase response to inflammation the plasma concentration of some proteins, such as alpha(1-acid glycoprotein (AGP), increases dramatically. Since breakdown and remodeling of tissue is common to both nidation and inflammation we studied the tissue distribution and regulation of AGP mRNA levels during the embryonic development of the rat. High levels of mRNA coding for AGP were detected in the placenta during early fetal development. Expression of this mRNA was confined to the decidua and was first observed approximately 1 day after implantation when proliferation of the decidua is already well advanced. Maximum levels were attained about 5 days after implantation, after which ..

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