Maternal immune status in pregnancy is related to offspring's immune responses and atopy risk.

@article{Herberth2011MaternalIS,
  title={Maternal immune status in pregnancy is related to offspring's immune responses and atopy risk.},
  author={Gunda Herberth and Denise Hinz and Stefan W. Roeder and Uwe Schlink and Ulrich Sack and Ulrike Diez and Michael Borte and Irina Lehmann},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={2011},
  volume={66 8},
  pages={1065-74}
}
BACKGROUND The influence of maternal immune responses in pregnancy on children's immune competence and the development of atopic diseases later in life are poorly understood. To determine potential maternal effects on the maturation of children's immune system and resulting disease risks, we analysed immune responses in mother-child pairs in a prospective birth cohort study. METHODS Within the Lifestyle and Environmental factors and their Influence on Newborns Allergy risk (LINA) study… CONTINUE READING

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