Immunology of Pregnancy provides a detailed examination of the fetomaternal relationship, including discussions on the cytokine network and the role of progesterone in an immunosuppressive network in pregnancy. Reviews on animal models of immune abortion, in addition to new data on decidua and suppression factors, are included as well. Immunology of Pregnancy will be a useful reference for obstetricians, gynecologists, immunologists, and infectious disease specialists.
Table of Contents
The Roots of the Problem "The Fetal Allograft" (Gérard Chaouat). Immunogenetics of Reproduction (Thomas J. Gill III, Hong-Nerng Ho, and Heinz W. Kunz). Immunological Aspects of Human in Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer (David T. Armstrong and Gerard Chaouat). The Role of Defined Major Histocompatibility Antigens in Preventing Fetal Death (Radslav Kinsky, Miljenco Kapovic, Elisabeth Menu, Christian Jaulin, Philippe Kourilsky, Thomas G. Wegmann, M.N. Thang, and Gerard Chaouat). Cells of Immunological Relevance in the Human Uterus During Pregnancy (Judith N. Bulmer). Uterine Cells of Immunologic Relevance in Animal Systems (David A. Clark). Decidua-Associated Immunoregulatory Factors (R.F. Searle). Early Embryonic Development and the Immune System (Hideharu Kanzaki and Takahide Mori). Late Trophoblast Immunoregulatory Factors (Fumitaka Saji). Lymphohematopoietic Cytokines in the Placenta: Their Role in Reproduction (Thomas G. Wegmann). Endocrine Regulation of the Immune System During Pregnancy (Julia Szekeres-Bartho). Natural and Experimental Animal Models of Reproductive Failure (M.G. Baines and R.L. Gendron). The Immunology of Pre-Eclampsia (C.W.G. Redman and I.L. Sargent). Immunological Processes of Abortion (J.F. Mowbray, J.L. Underwood, and G.R. Jalali). Birth Control Vaccines: Principles, Procedures, and Prospects (Raj Raghupathy and G.P. Talwar).