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Partial maturation

Plasmodium falciparum exposure in utero, maternal age and parity influence the innate activation of foetal antigen presenting cells

November 10, 2009 - 12:58 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Nadine Fievet, Stefania Varani, Samad Ibitokou, Valerie Briand, Stephanie Louis, Rene-Xavier Perrin, Achille Massougbodji, Anne Hosmalin, Marita Troye-Blomberg, Philippe Deloron
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:251 (5 November 2009)

The findings support the view that placental parasitization is significantly associated with partial maturation of different dendritic cell subsets and also to slightly increased responses to TLR9 ligand in cord blood.

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