Fetal microchimerisms in the mother: immunologic implications.

  title={Fetal microchimerisms in the mother: immunologic implications.},
  author={Atsushi Tanaka and Keith M Lindor and A Sameer Ansari and Merril Eric Gershwin},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  volume={6 2},
The previously held concept that the fetus is completely separated from the mother, especially by trophoblasts that line the outer layer of the placenta, has recently been questioned. It has recently been shown that fetal cells are detectable not only in the peripheral blood, but also in maternal skin and liver. Although the migration of fetal cells into… CONTINUE READING