First published in 1989, this book provides information on the diagnosis
and treatment of neonatal immunodeficiencies. It includes a survey on
the "riddle of the fetal allograft". Also discussed in the text are
Ontogeny, immunological aspects of differentiation, and treatment of
spontaneous abortion. This book is useful to predoctoral students,
researchers in obstetrics, animal husbandry, and reproductive
Table of Contents
Introduction. Questions on the Emergence of
T-Cell Repertoires. Dynamics of Immunoglobulin and T-Cell Receptor Genes
Recombinations during Lymphocyte Development. Ontogeny of
Antigen-Presenting Cells. Ontogeny of Mast Cells. Expression of Major
Histocompatibility Antigens on Fetal and Placental Cells. Differential
Regulation of Placental Surface Antigens in the Rat. Sexual
Differentiation: Immunological Aspects. Prenatal Diagnosis and Early
Treatment of Immunodeficiencies in Man. Primary Immunodeficiencies.
Antigenic Status of Trophoblast in Humans and Mice. Modulation of Immune
Responses by Different Factors Extracted from Placenta.
Immunoregulatory Factors Secreted by Human or Murine Placenta or
Gestational Tumors. Decidua-Placenta Immunologic Interactions. Maternal
Immunological Recognition of the Conceptus. Placental Immunotrophism:
The Idea and the Evidence. Mother-Derived Selection of Immune
Repertoires: Nongenetic Transmission of Developmental Choices. The
Transfer of Passive and Active Immunity. Suppressor Cell Activity in
Human Cord Blood. Alphafetoprotein Down-Regulates Ia Antigen Expression
on Thyroid Cells. Possible Role of Trophoblast in Preeclampsia.
Intraspecies Animal Models of Murine Abortion and Treatment by
Lymphocyte Immunization. Xenogeneic Donkey-in-Horse Pregnancy Created by
Embryo Transfer: Immunological Aspects of a Model of Early Abortion.
Immunogenetics of Recurrent Abortions in Experimental Animals and in
Humans. The Immunological Approach to the Treatment of Human Recurrent
Spontaneous Abortion by Immunization with Lymphocytes. Index.