Why didn't your mother reject you?


There are two mechanisms by which the fetus escapes damage from the maternal immune response during pregnancy. First, the placenta serves as an antigen-bearing immunoabsorbent barrier between the maternal and fetal circulation, so that the mother's humoral immune response to fetal antigens derived from the paternal major histocompatibility complex has no… (More)


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