Unique alterations in infection-induced immune activation during pregnancy Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cytokines
  • Fetus
  • Immunity, Cellular
  • Obstetric Labor, Premature
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious

abstract

  • The repertoire of immune mechanisms to control infection and inflammation differ between fetal and adult life. The dual mechanisms of resistance to infection and tolerance to infection-induced immune activation prevent damage to the developing fetus and the triggering of premature labour.

publication date

  • January 2011

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2010.02773.x

PubMed ID

  • 21054766

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 145

end page

  • 53

volume

  • 118

number

  • 2