Modulation of Cellular Response to Antigens by Uteroglobin and Transglutaminase

  • Anil B. Mukherjee
  • Eleonora Cordella-Miele
  • Tadahiro Kikukawa
  • Lucio Miele
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (NATO ASI F, volume 231)


Inflammation and immunity are intimately related processes and in the vertebrate species most inflammatory responses have an immunological component (1). This concept also applies to transplantation biology where an acute or chronic rejection may be biologically very similar to an inflammatory response, although the basis of rejection of a graft is immunologically mediated. It is now well accepted that in vertebrate species isografts and autografts are usually endured, but allografts and xenografts (heterografts) are uniformly rejected. A few exceptional circumstances exist in nature where an allograft is normally accepted by the host, at least for a prolonged period of time. One of these unusual allograft tolerances in nature occurs routinely during mammalian pregnancy.


Seminal Plasma PLA2 Activity Uterine Fluid Male Genital Tract Progesterone Binding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anil B. Mukherjee
    • 1
  • Eleonora Cordella-Miele
    • 1
  • Tadahiro Kikukawa
    • 1
  • Lucio Miele
    • 1
  1. 1.Section on Developmental Genetics, Human Genetics Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human DevelopmentThe National Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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