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HY antigen (ˈeɪtʃˈwaɪ)
an antigen encoded by a gene on the Y(male) chromosome, active in the development of male structures.
[1975–80; H(uman) Y (chromosome)]
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It mentions that low levels of HY antigen
that would mediate the masculinizing effect of the Y chromosome in the males.1 The working group on Gender Identity Disorder will be addressing some of the following concerns with existing diagnostic category that have been raised before making final recommendations for the categories in the forthcoming DSM V classification.
are expressed in the first-trimester placental tissue and can be recognized by maternal T-lymphocytes eliciting an HY-specific immune response [11, 30, 31].