Persistence of fetal cells in the mother: friend or foe?

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Persistence of fetal cells in the mother: friend or foe? / Lissauer, David; Piper, Karen; Moss, PA; Kilby, Mark.

In: BJOG, Vol. 114, No. 11, 01.11.2007, p. 1321-5.

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@article{696f128a3ef44af48f20457504dbe335,
title = "Persistence of fetal cells in the mother: friend or foe?",
abstract = "There is increasing evidence that both circulating cells and free fetal DNA persist in the maternal circulation after delivery of the fetus. In some cases, this has been described many years after the end of the pregnancy. This article reviews the evidence for these cells being present, the potential methodologies used to identify such cells and the potential effects on maternal immunomodulation. Data relating to the potential beneficial and potentially harmful effects are discussed.",
keywords = "fetus, immunology, cell",
author = "David Lissauer and Karen Piper and PA Moss and Mark Kilby",
year = "2007",
month = nov,
day = "1",
doi = "10.1111/j.1471-0528.2007.01474.x",
language = "English",
volume = "114",
pages = "1321--5",
journal = "BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology",
issn = "1470-0328",
publisher = "Wiley",
number = "11",

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AU - Piper, Karen

AU - Moss, PA

AU - Kilby, Mark

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AB - There is increasing evidence that both circulating cells and free fetal DNA persist in the maternal circulation after delivery of the fetus. In some cases, this has been described many years after the end of the pregnancy. This article reviews the evidence for these cells being present, the potential methodologies used to identify such cells and the potential effects on maternal immunomodulation. Data relating to the potential beneficial and potentially harmful effects are discussed.

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KW - immunology

KW - cell

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JO - BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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