Role of hormonal-cytokine interactions in the formation of the humoral immune response


It has recently been demonstrated that the placenta secretes various cytokines [6, 12], in addition to the protein-peptide hormones; these cytokines are, under ordinary conditions, the products of cells of the lymphomyeloid complex. Both the hormones and the cytokines produce marked immunomodulating effects [1, 4]. In the fetal-placental compartment, which… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02359589