Dendritic cells: a family portrait at mid-gestation.

@article{Bizargity2009DendriticCA,
  title={Dendritic cells: a family portrait at mid-gestation.},
  author={Peyman Bizargity and Elizabeth A Bonney},
  journal={Immunology},
  year={2009},
  volume={126 4},
  pages={565-78}
}
Recent advances in our understanding of dendritic cells (DCs) and their role in tolerance and immunity has fuelled study of their normal development and function within the reproductive tract. The common hypothesis that pregnancy is a state of immune suppression or deviation now includes the idea that alterations in DC phenotype and function are critical for maternal tolerance. We chose to study DCs in the uterus and lymphoid tissue in non-pregnant and pregnant mice at mid-gestation to… CONTINUE READING