Immunology of Pregnancy 2013

Editor(s): Gérard Chaouat, Olivier Sandra and Nathalie Lédée

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Since a September, 1992, Nature article which read: “Can there be life without LIF?”, researchers now realize that the maternal immune system is both a foe (it can reject the conception) and a ...
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Foreword by Armand Bensussan  promotion: free to download

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Preface  promotion: free to download

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Introduction  promotion: free to download

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Innate and Adaptive Immunity in the Human Female Reproductive Tract: Bridging the Menstrual Cycle with Pregnancy

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Charles R. Wira, Mickey V. Patel, Mimi Ghosh, Zheng Shen and Marta Rodríguez-García


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Immunity to Sperm: Auto- and Iso Immunization

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Koji Koyama


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Contraceptive Vaccines: Past, Present and Future

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Satish K. Gupta


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Immune Markers of Oocyte and Embryo Quality

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Nathalie Lédée


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Part B: Expression of MHC-I Proteins by the Placenta of Domestic and Laboratory Animals

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Heloisa M. Rutigliano, Aaron J. Thomas and Christopher J. Davies


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Part B: Dendritic Cells: New Insights in Reproduction

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Sandra M. Blois, Petra C. Arck and Gabriela Barrientos


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Part D: Human Implantation

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Nathalie Lédée and Mona Rahmati


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Part E: Interleukin-10: A Vascular and Anti-Inflammatory Cytokine Connecting the Pieces of the Pregnancy Puzzle

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Satyan Kalkunte, Tania Nevers, Eliana M.O. Lippe and Surendra Sharma


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Part F: Functional Duality of Mouse Uterine Natural Killer Cell in Pregnancy

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Patricia D. A. Lima, Valdemar A. Paffaro and Aureo T. Yamada


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Part G: Human Uterine Natural Killer Cell: Friends or Foes of Pregnancy Outcomes

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Eliana M.O. Lippe, Aureo T. Yamada and Surendra Sharma


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Part H: Factors Elevated during Sexual Intercourse Act to Assist Pregnancy Outcome

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Mukesh K. Jaiswal, Timothy M. Millers, Alice Gilman-Sachs and Kenneth D. Beaman


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Part I: Substances Secreted by the Preimplantation Human Embryo

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Georgi Georgiev, Jana Pastuschek, Stefan Neubeck and Udo R. Markert


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Part J: Placental Interferons, Implantation and Pregnancy

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Fuller W. Bazer


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Part K: Pathophysiology of the Complement System at Feto-Maternal Interface

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Roberta Bulla, Chiara Agostinis and Francesco Tedesco


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Part D: Role of Regulatory T Cells in Human Reproduction

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Leonardo Fainboim


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Part E: The Role of Cytotoxic Natural Killer (NK) Cells and Regulatory NK Cells in Pregnancy

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Shigeru Saito, Tomoko Shima, Akitoshi Nakashima and Yi Lin


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Part F: Pathways for Activating Implantation Tolerance in Early Pregnancy

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Sarah A. Robertson, David J. Sharkey, John E. Schjenken, Alison S. Care and Lachlan M. Moldenhauer


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Immuno Endocrine Interactions: An Example; Progestagen Treatment for Threatened and Recurrent Abortion and Molecular Mechanisms

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Julia Szekeres-Bartho, Melinda Halasz, Beata Polgar and Agnes Bogdan


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The Maternal Inflammatory Response to Pregnancy

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Jennifer H. Southcombe and Ian L. Sargent


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Part C: Immune Treatments: Recent Developments

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Edward E. Winger and Jane L. Reed


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Autoimmunity in Association with Pregnancy

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Norbert Gleicher


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The Control of HIV-1 In Utero Transmission at the Materno-Fetal Interface by Immunological Determinants

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Héloïse Quillay, Romain Marlin, Marion Duriez, Marie-Thérèse Nugeyre and Elisabeth Menu


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Annex 1: Immunology for Assisted Reproductive Practitioners: A Comprehensive Overview

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Ae-Ra Han, Alice Gilman-Sachs, Joon W. Kim and Joanne Kwak-Kim


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Annex 2: Glossary and Conclusions  promotion: free to download

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Index  promotion: free to download

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