Immunobiology of Reproduction

  • Joan S. Hunt
Conference proceedings

Part of the Serono Symposia, USA book series (SERONOSYMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Hematopoietic Cells in Reproductive Tissues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeffrey Pudney, Deborah J. Anderson
      Pages 14-22
  3. Growth Factors/Cytokines in the Female Reproductive Tract and Placenta

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Fuller W. Bazer, Thomas E. Spencer, Troy L. Ott, Howard M. Johnson
      Pages 37-56
    3. Sarah A. Robertson, Anna C. Seamark, Robert F. Seamark
      Pages 82-98
    4. Thomas G. Wegmann, Hui Lin, Jane Yui, Maria Garcia-Lloret, Tim Mosmann, Larry Guilbert
      Pages 99-103
  4. Growth Factors Networks in Pregnancy Loss and Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. David A. Clark, Kathleen C. Flanders, Gill Vince, Phyllis Starkey, Hal Hirte, Justin Manuel et al.
      Pages 125-135
    3. Joan S. Hunt, Hua-Lin Chen, Yaping Yang, Katherine F. Roby, Fernando U. Garcia
      Pages 136-149
  5. Placental Expression of Major Histocompatibility Complex and Associated Genes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. D. F. Antczak, Juli K. Maher, Gabriele Grünig, W. L. Donaldson, Julia Kydd, W. R. Allen
      Pages 153-169
    3. Thomas J. Gill III, Hong-Nerng Ho, Amal Kanbour-Shakir, Heinz W. Kunz
      Pages 170-183
    4. Philippe Le Bouteiller, Thierry Guillaudeux, Maryse Girr, Cécile Demeur, Anne-Marie Rodriguez
      Pages 184-198
  6. Experimental Models of MHC Gene Expression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Elizabeth K. Bikoff, Elizabeth J. Robertson
      Pages 201-213
    3. Joseph R. Voland, Christopher Becker, Farideh Hooshmand
      Pages 214-235
  7. Immunological Aspects of Human Infertility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. John C. Herr, Charles J. Flickinger, Stuart S. Howards
      Pages 254-284
    3. Neal S. Rote, Timothy W. Lyden, Elizabeth Vogt, Ah Kau Ng
      Pages 285-302
    4. Carolyn B. Coulam
      Pages 303-315
    5. Alan E. Beer, Joanne Y. H. Kwak, Alice Gilman-Sachs, Kenneth D. Beaman
      Pages 316-334
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 335-351

About these proceedings


Over the last several decades, many biologists have been intrigued with the "immunological paradox" of pregnancy, where maternal and fetal tissues peaceably coexist despite their genetic differences. With the development of new insights on the interactive components of the immune system as well as the generation of powerful new molecular and cellular tools, singular progress has been made in understanding immunological events that culminate in successful pregnancy. This volume contains the proceedings for the first US symposium on the "Immunobiology of Reproduction" held August 26 - 29, 1993 in Boston, Massachusetts. Papers address hemotopoietic cells in reproductive tissues; growth factors/cytokines in the female reproductive tract and placenta; growth factor networks in pregnancy loss and cancer; placental expression of major histocompatibility complex and associated genes; experimental models of MHC gene expression; and immunological aspects of human infertility.


Immune System Immunity Macrophages Regulation autoimmune disease gene expression genes infertility

Editors and affiliations

  • Joan S. Hunt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of Kansas Medical CenterKansas CityUSA

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