M-L van der Hoorn

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BACKGROUND Egg donation (ED) makes it possible for subfertile women to conceive. Pregnancies achieved using ED with unrelated donors are unique, since the entire fetal genome is allogeneic to the mother. The aims of this review were to evaluate the consequences of ED pregnancies and to place them in the special context of their atypical immunologic(More)
Recently there is an increasing interest in aspects of a more specific immunoregulation during pregnancy. Understanding these mechanism might have a broader application not only for reproductive immunology but also in general for biology and medicine. Especially the induction, already before conception, of feto-specific T cells with a possibly regulatory(More)
The maternal immune system must adapt to tolerate the invasion of the allogeneic feto-placental unit. It is generally accepted that improper adaptation causes pregnancy complications like preeclampsia. The Epstein-Barr virus-induced gene 3 (EBI3) protein is a subunit of immune-modulatory cytokines interleukin 27 (IL-27) and IL-35. EBI3 has been reported to(More)
A lack of immunologic tolerance of the mother toward her child and in placentation can result in early or late pregnancy complications, including implantation failure, miscarriage, preeclampsia, and fetal growth restriction. Seminal plasma has the potential of influencing the maternal immune system for acceptance of the semi-allogeneic fetus. Here we(More)
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