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Complement System in Abnormal Pregnancy and Chorionic Neoplasia: Immunotherapy and Chemotherapy of Chorionic Neoplasia

  • Ryoki Ohkawa
  • Kimiyasu Ohkawa
  • Norio Tosaka
  • Toshikatsu Ohhashi
  • Akira Hatano
  • Tsutomu Ohkawa
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 176)

Abstract

In normal pregnancy the cellular immunity of the mother is generally suppressed, because the fetus must develop in the uterus. By this mechanism of cellular immunity, the fetus is not rejected. On the other hand, the suppressed cellular immunity seems to pose a danger for the mother during pregnancy. Is it possible that there is a compensatory mechanism for the suppressed cellular immunity? From the phylogenetic point of view, when cellular immunity is suppressed, the C3 system of complement must be enhanced.

Keywords

Skin Reaction Complement System Cellular Immunity Normal Pregnancy Chorionic Villus 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryoki Ohkawa
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kimiyasu Ohkawa
    • 1
    • 2
  • Norio Tosaka
    • 1
    • 2
  • Toshikatsu Ohhashi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Akira Hatano
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tsutomu Ohkawa
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Gynecology and ObstetricsNippon Medical SchoolBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryKanazawa University School of MedicineKanazawa-shi Ishikawa-kenJapan

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