Altered decidual leucocyte populations in placenta

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Altered decidual leucocyte populations in placenta

Postby caryn » Mon Apr 13, 2009 05:48 pm

The reduction in specific leucocyte subset numbers in PE and in uNK cells in FGR suggests that altered local cytokine balance may be important in defective trophoblast invasion and spiral artery transformation in these pathological pregnancies...

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19357130

So this goes back to that idea that the immune response is "dysregulated" -- possibly weaker in some respects and stronger than others -- and in measurable ways that we can spot.

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