Tolerance of the fetus by the maternal immune system: role of inflammatory mediators at the feto-maternal interfaceReproductive Biology and Endocrinology
ORCiDDavid M. Ojcius: 0000-0003-1461-4495
AbstractThe adaptive immune system of placental mammals has evolved to tolerate the fetus. Rejection of the fetus by adaptive immune responses is therefore a rare event, with abortion being caused more frequently by inflammation in the placenta. This review will cover recent aspects of immune privilege and the innate immune system at the feto-maternal interface, citing examples of the role played by microbial infections in fetal demise.
Citation InformationColette Kanellopoulos-Langevin, Stephane M. Caucheteux, Philippe Verbeke and David M. Ojcius. "Tolerance of the fetus by the maternal immune system: role of inflammatory mediators at the feto-maternal interface" Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology Vol. 1 (2003) p. 121 - 127 ISSN: 1477-7827
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