Invasion of the leukocytes into the fetal-maternal interface during pregnancy.

@article{GomezLopez2010InvasionOT,
  title={Invasion of the leukocytes into the fetal-maternal interface during pregnancy.},
  author={Nardhy Gomez-Lopez and Larry J. Guilbert and David M. Olson},
  journal={Journal of leukocyte biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={625-33}
}
No other organ in the body undergoes such an invasion of selective cells (leukocytes) and release of homing molecules, CAMs, proinflammatory cytokines, and mediators or undergoes similar extensive remodeling of tissues over such a short period of time as the pregnant uterus. This is especially interesting, as an infectious process involving microorganisms does not exist in a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Furthermore, after delivery of the baby and placenta, the uterus involutes and returns to… CONTINUE READING