Maturation of cytokine-producing capacity from birth to 1 yr of age.

@article{Lappalainen2009MaturationOC,
  title={Maturation of cytokine-producing capacity from birth to 1 yr of age.},
  author={Mikko Lappalainen and Marjut Roponen and Juha Pekkanen and Kati Huttunen and Martti Hirvonen},
  journal={Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 8},
  pages={
          714-25
        }
}
Little is known about the immunologic maturation in the early stages of life. The aim of this study was to investigate maturation of immune system from birth to 1 yr of age and to compare immune functions between mothers and their children. Also the effect of atopy to the immune responses of children was examined. Cord blood samples (n = 228) and peripheral blood samples of children (n = 200) and their mothers (n = 208) 1 yr after birth were collected. Whole blood samples were stimulated for 24… CONTINUE READING
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