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Title Immunology of gametes and embryo implantation / volume editor, Udo R. Markert
Published Basel ; New York : Karger, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (xii, 205 pages) : illustrations
Series Chemical immunology and allergy, 1660-2242 ; v. 88
Chemical immunology and allergy ; v. 88. 1660-2242
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Immunology of the Male Reproductive System, Male Infertility and Contraception; Implantation, Female Infertility, IVF, Contraception; Aspects of Allergy and Autoimmunity Before and During Pregnancy; Immunoregulation of Trophoblast Invasion; Author Index; Subject Index
Summary Infertility is an increasing problem in many societies. The success rate of assisted reproduction is still below 30%, although the treatments and techniques have improved continuously. An important but often underestimated aspect of fertility and infertility is the immunology of gametes and the early embryo. Sperm is a potential target for autoimmunity in men and alloimmunity in women, but physiologically, such immunoreactions do not occur. Although the preimplantation embryo is semiallogeneic to the mother, no destructive reaction occurs but her uterus prepares a unique, finely balanced immun
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Human embryo -- Transplantation -- Immunological aspects
Obstetrics -- Immunological aspects.
Fertility, Human -- Immunological aspects.
Human reproduction -- Immunological aspects.
Fertilization in vitro, Human -- Immunological aspects
Fertility -- immunology
Embryo Implantation -- immunology
Infertility -- immunology
Spermatozoa -- immunology
Trophoblasts -- immunology
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Infertility.
Fertility, Human -- Immunological aspects.
Human reproduction -- Immunological aspects.
Obstetrics -- Immunological aspects.
Fertilitätsstörung -- Immunreaktion.
Immunreaktion -- Fertilitätsstörung.
Gamet -- Immunbiologie.
Immunbiologie -- Gamet.
Embryonalentwicklung -- Immunbiologie.
Immunbiologie -- Embryonalentwicklung.
Form Electronic book
Author Markert, Udo R.
ISBN 1423796799