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Tolerance of the fetus by the maternal immune system: role of inflammatory mediators at the feto-maternal interface
Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology
  • Colette Kanellopoulos-Langevin, Université Paris
  • Stephane M. Caucheteux, Université Paris
  • Philippe Verbeke, Université Paris
  • David M. Ojcius, Université Paris
ORCiD
David M. Ojcius: 0000-0003-1461-4495
Document Type
Article
DOI
10.1186/1477-7827-1-121
Publication Date
12-2-2003
Abstract
The 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 Information
Colette 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
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david-ojcius/236/