Immunology of Pregnancy 2013

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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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Are There Abortions of Immunological Origin? Part A: Animal Models of Spontaneous Immunological Abortions

Pp. 649-675 (27)

Gérard Chaouat

Abstract

In this chapter, we review the main characteristics of 3 murine abortion models, the Mus Caroli Mus Musculus system [which proved to be NOT of immunological origin], and the CBA x BALB/c, CBA x DBA/2 model, as well as the B10 x B10.A model. We also envisage the across species Donkey in horse system.

Keywords:

Abortion, animal, models, immunology, mouse, musculus, caroli, CBA DBA/2, BALB/c, B10, B10.A, cytokines, NK, equids, donkey, horse.

Affiliation:

Director of research emeritus. U976 INSERM /UMR 976 CNRS Saint Louis Hospital 75010, Paris France.