DCN (decorin) is biallelically expressed in human first trimester fetal and placenta, in term
placenta and in immunoselected trophoblast cells (Monk
D et al, 2006).
Mouse Dcn (decorin) had been reported to be maternally expressed in the placenta (Mizuno
Y et al, 2002), but subsequent studies have attributed this observation to high expression of
DCN in the maternal decidua.