Immunology of Pregnancy 2013


Gérard Chaouat, Olivier Sandra, & Nathalie Lédée

DOI: 10.2174/97816080573371130101
eISBN: 978-1-60805-733-7, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-60805-734-4

Indexed in: EBSCO.

Since a September, 1992, Nature article which read: “Can there be life without LIF?”, researchers now realize that the maternal immune...[view complete introduction]
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Part C: A Summary of Cytokine Networks and Embryo: A Short Overview

- Pp. 238-279 (42)

Gérard Chaouat


In this relatively short review, after recaling the immunotrophism theory and the Th1 /Th2 paradigm, and the fact that a major discovery in the field was that “immunologic” molecules are produced by cells of the reproductive tract of non-immune lineage, we try to summarize the main cytokines involvement in pregnancy, though redundancy and chaos like functions makes it sometimes impossible to ascribe a defined role to a single cytokine or even cytokine family.

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