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Immunology of Pregnancy
by Gil Mor
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Reproductive Immunology is a growing area in both immunology and reproductive sciences and is helping us to better understand several complications of pregnancy. Immunology of Pregnancy is the first book to give a complete and up to date review of our knowledge related to the role of the immune system during pregnancy and the interactions between the placenta and the maternal immune system.

This new title covers in detail all the different hypotheses and studies related to the immunology of implantation and provide a practical approach for the application of basic reproductive immunology research to pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia, pre-term labor and IUGR.


First book that covers all the different aspect of the immunology of implantation from both a clinical and a basic science perspective


Evolution of the Mammalian Reproductive Tract and Placentation.- Toll-Like Receptors and Pregnancy.- IL-10 and Pregnancy.- Th1/Th2 Balance of the Implantation Site in Humans.- The Regulation of Human Trophoblast Apoptosis and Survival during Pregnancy.- Macrophages and Pregnancy.- Potential Role of Glucocorticoids in the Pathophysiology of Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR).- NK Cells and Pregnancy.- The Role of Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone (CRH) on Implantation and Immunotolerance of the Fetus.- Indoleamine 2,3 Dioxygenase-Dependent T Cell Suppression and Pregnancy.- Leukemia Inhibitory Factor in Reproduction.- Characterization of Human Dendritic Cells at the Materno-Fetal Interface.- MHC Molecules of the Preimplantation Embryo and Trophoblast.- Actions of Seminal Plasma Cytokines in Priming Female Reproductive Tract Receptivity for Embryo Implantation.- B7 Family Molecules in the Placenta.- The Role of Regulatory T Cells in Materno-Fetal Tolerance.- The Eutherian Fetoembryonic Defense System Hypothesis: An Update.- The Nature and Role of the Decidual T Cells.- Trophoblast Cells as Immune Regulators.- Inherited Thrombophilias and Early Pregnancy Loss.- Bi-Directional Cell Trafficking during Pregnancy.- Term and Preterm Parturition.- Interleukin-1 and Implantation.- Immunology and Pregnancy Losses.


ISBN-13: 9780387349442
Publisher: Springer (Springer New York)
Publication date: April, 2006
Pages: 339

Subcategories: Immunology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology