Transplacental transfer and subsequent neonate utilization of herpes simplex virus-specific immunity are resilient to acute maternal stress.

@article{Yorty2003TransplacentalTA,
  title={Transplacental transfer and subsequent neonate utilization of herpes simplex virus-specific immunity are resilient to acute maternal stress.},
  author={Jodi L. Yorty and Robert H. Bonneau},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  year={2003},
  volume={77 12},
  pages={6613-9}
}
Neonates are severely compromised in the ability to generate an immune response to pathogens and thus rely heavily on maternally derived immunity that is acquired by transplacental and transmammary means. The passive transfer of maternal herpes simplex virus (HSV)-specific antibody is critical in determining the outcome of neonatal HSV infection. In adults, psychological stress alters immune responsiveness via the increased level of corticosterone that is produced as a result of hypothalamic… CONTINUE READING
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