Fetal microchimerism and women's health: a new paradigm.

Abstract

Pregnancy is associated with transfer of maternal cells to the fetus and fetal cells to the mother. In both cases, the transferred cells are described as microchimeric. Fetal microchimeric cells include semi-allogeneic stem cells, which are few in number and are capable of long-term survival in the "foreign" host. They are recognized by the maternal immune… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1099800410385840

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@article{Gror2011FetalMA, title={Fetal microchimerism and women's health: a new paradigm.}, author={Maureen Wimberly Gro{\"{e}r and Maura Manion and Charles K Szekeres and Nagwa S. El-Badri}, journal={Biological research for nursing}, year={2011}, volume={13 4}, pages={346-50} }