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HLA-G, a nonclassical class I MHC molecule, is uniquely expressed on extravillous cytotrophoblasts of the maternal-fetal interface and is suggested to be essential for establishment of maternal-fetal immune tolerance. Although the level of polymorphism in HLA-G has originally been considered low, number, nature and site of polymorphisms seem to vary between(More)
OBJECTIVE The C677T polymorphism of the 5,10 methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene is associated with decreased MTHFR activity and elevated plasma homocysteine levels with the result of an increased risk for vascular disease. Because thrombosis of the maternal spiral arteries can be one of the causative events in the disease, it has been(More)
Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G is a non-classical HLA-class I antigen which is predominantly expressed on invasive trophoblastic cells and is postulated to be a mediator of maternal-fetal tolerance. HLA-G interacts with NK cells, can present nonamer peptides and binds CD8 in an analogous manner to classical HLA-I. The HLA-G protein exists in soluble and(More)
PROBLEM Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G is uniquely expressed on extravillous cytotrophoblasts of the placenta and is postulated to be a mediator of maternal immune tolerance. Although it was originally considered to be nonpolymorphic, variations of the HLA-G DNA sequence have been reported, and a limited number of HLA-G alleles been defined. METHOD OF(More)
OBJECTIVE This case-control study evaluates the association of the factor V Leiden mutation with preeclampsia and potential synergistic effects of the MTHFR-677T and factor V Leiden mutations with regard to disease risk in two different ethnic populations. STUDY DESIGN 198 women and their 143 newborns from Germany/Croatia and Indonesia with normal(More)
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