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Interaction between HLA-G and monocyte/macrophages in human pregnancy

Shakhawat, A and Shaikly, V and Elzatma, E and Mavrakos, E and Jabeen, A and Fernández, N (2010) 'Interaction between HLA-G and monocyte/macrophages in human pregnancy.' Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 85 (1). 40 - 46. ISSN 0165-0378

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Abstract

Several lines of evidence suggest that the human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G play a key role in the regulation of human pregnancy. A sub-population of cells highly represented at the decidua belong to the myeloid-derived monocyte/macrophage lineage, which potentially interact with HLA-G expressing cells. It is proposed that HLA-G protects decidual trophoblasts from lysis by blocking the effector function of decidual monocyte/macrophages. The interaction between HLA-G and monocyte/macrophages may therefore contribute to a successful pregnancy. Here we examine existing knowledge on the convergent role of HLA-G and monocyte/macrophages in pregnancy and define the synergy that exists between these two elements in the decidua. Key features of the HLA-G gene product are discussed followed by the main characteristics of decidual monocyte/macrophages. A hypothetical model for the interaction between HLA-G and monocyte/macrophage cells at the fetal-maternal interface is proposed. © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Life Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2011 12:33
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2019 00:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/711

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