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PE Associated with Lower Percentages of T-Regs

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PE Associated with Lower Percentages of T-Regs

Postby caryn » Sat May 09, 2009 11:00 pm

Immunological mechanisms are involved in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia. During pregnancy there is an increase in regulatory T (Treg) cells, which has an important role in regulating tolerance to the immunologically distinct fetus... Women with pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia had significantly lower percentages of CD4(+)FOXP3(+) Treg cells...

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19412837

So those are the cells that make us tolerant of stuff. They have primarily an immunosuppressant function, right Catherine?

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