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To limit the provocation, the fatal cells facing the maternal cells in the placenta do not have paternal transplantation antigens on their surface, though the fetally derived cells surrounding the rest of the growing embryo, in the "privileged," less immunologically sensitive uterus do.
A new study identifying the specific genetic makeup of the HLA (human leukocyte antigens) system of human transplantation antigens among different US Indian tribes is yielding information that may help increase Native Americans' willingness to donate organs.
Jay has been investigating the cancer-related role of the "classical transplantation antigens," those cell-surface proteins responsible for rejection of transplanted organs.

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