Immunology of Pregnancy


ISBN: 978-0-387-30612-4 (Print) 978-0-387-34944-2 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-6

  2. Chapter

    Pages 7-14

    Evolution of the Mammalian Reproductive Tract and Placentation

  3. Chapter

    Pages 15-25

    Toll-Like Receptors and Pregnancy

  4. Chapter

    Pages 26-36

    IL-10 and Pregnancy

  5. Chapter

    Pages 37-48

    Th1/Th2 Balance of the Implantation Site in Humans

  6. Chapter

    Pages 49-62

    The Regulation of Human Trophoblast Apoptosis and Survival during Pregnancy

  7. Chapter

    Pages 63-72

    Macrophages and Pregnancy

  8. Chapter

    Pages 73-83

    Potential Role of Glucocorticoids in the Pathophysiology of Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)

  9. Chapter

    Pages 84-95

    NK Cells and Pregnancy

  10. Chapter

    Pages 96-100

    The Role of Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone (CRH) on Implantation and Immunotolerance of the Fetus

  11. Chapter

    Pages 101-108

    Indoleamine 2,3 Dioxygenase-Dependent T Cell Suppression and Pregnancy

  12. Chapter

    Pages 109-121

    Leukemia Inhibitory Factor in Reproduction

  13. Chapter

    Pages 122-129

    Characterization of Human Dendritic Cells at the Materno-Fetal Interface

  14. Chapter

    Pages 130-147

    MHC Molecules of the Preimplantation Embryo and Trophoblast

  15. Chapter

    Pages 148-158

    Actions of Seminal Plasma Cytokines in Priming Female Reproductive Tract Receptivity for Embryo Implantation

  16. Chapter

    Pages 159-170

    B7 Family Molecules in the Placenta

  17. Chapter

    Pages 171-178

    The Role of Regulatory T Cells in Materno-Fetal Tolerance

  18. Chapter

    Pages 179-194

    The Eutherian Fetoembryonic Defense System Hypothesis: An Update

  19. Chapter

    Pages 195-214

    The Nature and Role of the Decidual T Cells

  20. Chapter

    Pages 215-228

    Trophoblast Cells as Immune Regulators

  21. Chapter

    Pages 229-243

    Inherited Thrombophilias and Early Pregnancy Loss

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