[Fetal microchimerism and autoimmune disease].

  • Osamu Samura
  • Published 2010 in
    Nihon Rinsho Men'eki Gakkai kaishi = Japanese…

Abstract

Microchimerism is defined by the presence of circulating cells, bi-directionally transferred from one genetically distinct individual to another. The acquisition and persistence of fetal cell microchimerism, small numbers of genetically disparate cells from the fetus in the mother, is now a well-recognized consequence of normal pregnancy. Some of the… (More)

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