Menstrual Blood as a Potential Source of Endometrial Derived CD3+ T Cells

@inproceedings{Sabbaj2011MenstrualBA,
  title={Menstrual Blood as a Potential Source of Endometrial Derived CD3+ T Cells},
  author={Steffanie Sabbaj and Zdenek Hel and Holly Elizabeth Richter and Jiri F. Mestecky and Paul A Goepfert},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
Studies of T cell-mediated immunity in the human female genital tract have been problematic due to difficulties associated with the collection of mucosal samples. Consequently, most studies rely on biopsies from the lower female genital tract or remnant tissue from hysterectomies. Availability of samples from healthy women is limited, as most studies are carried out in women with underlying pathologies. Menstruation is the cyclical sloughing off of endometrial tissue, and thus it should be a… CONTINUE READING
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