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Immunology of Normal Pregnancy and Preeclampsia

Abstract:

The immune system functions on two levels: innate and adaptive. Innate immunity is more primitive and forms a rapid early warning system for global immunity. It evolved to protect single and multicellular organisms from danger. The innate immune system depends on a network of "danger" receptors, called pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), which are germ line encoded and recognize many different danger signals. Adaptive immunity develops slowly but delivers precise antigen-specific responses ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Women's and Reproductive Health
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Elsevier
Pages:
129-142
Host title:
Chesley's Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy
Publication date:
2009-01-01
DOI:
Source identifiers:
426738
ISBN:
9780123742131
Pubs id:
pubs:426738
UUID:
uuid:8bb3912a-dc12-48a8-be43-4e651c2c788b
Local pid:
pubs:426738
Deposit date:
2015-01-17

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