Immunological Similarities between Implantation and Pre-eclampsia
Article first published online: 5 APR 2005
American Journal of Reproductive Immunology
Volume 53, Issue 5, pages 222–229, May 2005
How to Cite
Chaouat, G., Ledée-Bataille, N. and Dubanchet, S. (2005), Immunological Similarities between Implantation and Pre-eclampsia. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 53: 222–229. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0897.2005.00269.x
- Issue published online: 5 APR 2005
- Article first published online: 5 APR 2005
- Submitted December 8, 2004; revised January 31, 2005; accepted February 1, 2005.
- implantation failure;
Problem: Cytokines are involved in implantation success and failure. We envisage that they could be similarly involved in pre-eclampsia (PE).
Materials and methods: First, we review the primipaternity and primiparity concepts and then why natural killer (NK) cells are involved in implantation. We stress that the common event in all PE is vascular remodelling.
Results and conclusion: We conclude that PE could involve cytokine and/or NK dysfunctions, and propose a working hypothesis.