The Immune System Acting in the Human Endometrium

  • Y. W. Loke
  • A. King
Conference paper
Part of the Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop book series (SCHERING FOUND, volume 18)


As with other organs in communication with the external environment, the uterus is subjected to and is capable of responding to a wide variety of antigenic challenge. However, what is unique to the uterus is its encounter with allogeneic placental trophoblast cells during pregnancy. It is this local immunological relationship between the early trophoblast and the uterine mucosa at the time of implantation which is the focus of the present review.


Human Endometrium Large Granular Lymphocyte Extravillous Trophoblast Human Uterus Decidua Basalis 
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