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Author Spanel-Borowski, Katharina.

Title Footmarks of innate immunity in the ovary and cytokeratin-positive cells as potential dendritic cells / Katharina Spanel-Borowski
Published Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xv, 110 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Advances in anatomy, embryology and cell biology ; 209
Advances in anatomy, embryology, and cell biology ; 209.
Contents Background -- Materials and methods -- Footmarks of INIM -- Cytokeratin-positive cells (CK+) as potential dendritic cells -- Characterization of isolated CK+ cells -- Working hypothesis and challenges -- Clinical perspectives -- Concluding summary and remarks
Summary The monograph introduces innate immunity as second authority in the ovary besides the endocrine system. Innate immunity appears to orchestrate follicular atresia, follicle rupture, follicle transformation into a corpus luteum (CL) and CL regression through nonsterile inflammation and tissue repair. The concept is new. It centres on cytokeratin-positive (CK+) cells being recognized as a potential nonlymphoid dendritic cell type (DC). Part I describes morphological aspects of immune privilege starting with active hamster ovary implants into the chicken chorioallantois membrane. Follicular atresi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Natural immunity.
Keratins -- physiology
Dendritic Cells -- cytology
Dendritic Cells -- immunology
Dendritic Cells -- metabolism
Immunity, Innate -- physiology
Ovary -- cytology
Ovary -- immunology
Ovary -- metabolism
Immunity, Innate
MEDICAL -- Immunology.
Natural immunity
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783642160776