Immunologic Unresponsiveness in Fetal and Neonatal Mammals

A Paradigm for Immune Deficiency Diseases?
  • R. B. Ashman


Many immune deficiency diseases are thought to result from genetic or developmental “mistakes” during ontogeny. Hence, at least for this class of immunologic defects, a more complete understanding of developmental processes may provide insights into the primary lesions underlying these diseases.


Skin Allograft Fetal Lamb Didelphis Virginiana Germfree Mouse Neonatal Thymectomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. B. Ashman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyJohn Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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