Human polymorphonuclear leukocyte phagocytosis in pregnancy. Development of inhibition during gestation and recovery in the postpartum period.

@article{Persellin1979HumanPL,
  title={Human polymorphonuclear leukocyte phagocytosis in pregnancy. Development of inhibition during gestation and recovery in the postpartum period.},
  author={Robert H. Persellin and L L Thoi},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1979},
  volume={134 3},
  pages={250-5}
}
The phagocytosis of S. aureus by normal human PMN leukocytes was inhibited by pregnancy serum. Control sera from normal adult nulliparous women, from men, and from cord blood all functioned normally in support of phagocytosis. However, particle ingestion was reduced significantly (p less than 0.001) when leukocytes were in 15% pregnancy serum obtained at… CONTINUE READING