Immunology of the maternal-fetal interface.

@article{Erlebacher2013ImmunologyOT,
  title={Immunology of the maternal-fetal interface.},
  author={Adrian Erlebacher},
  journal={Annual review of immunology},
  year={2013},
  volume={31},
  pages={387-411}
}
The immune cells that reside at the interface between the placenta and uterus are thought to play many important roles in pregnancy. Recent work has revealed that the composition and function of these cells are locally controlled by the specialized uterine stroma (the decidua) that surrounds the implanted conceptus. Here, I discuss how key immune cell types (natural killer cells, macrophages, dendritic cells, and T cells) are either enriched or excluded from the decidua, how their function is… CONTINUE READING
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