Role of Heme oxygenase-1 in the feto-maternal tolerance

@inproceedings{Zenclussen2009RoleOH,
  title={Role of Heme oxygenase-1 in the feto-maternal tolerance},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Laura Zenclussen},
  year={2009}
}
Mammalian pregnancy is a parabiotic union of two genetically different individuals, the fetus and the mother. At the feto-maternal interface, inflammatory processes can occur due to an immune reaction against alloantigens. It is known that some degree of systemic or uterine inflammation is necessary for both normal implantation and pregnancy. However, if this inflammation becomes too excessive it can cause pregnancy complications such as abortion. Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), the enzyme responsible… CONTINUE READING

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