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Title Maternal fetal transmission of human viruses and their influence on tumorigenesis / György Berencsi, editor
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 464 pages)
Contents Barriers of the Human Organism and Their Achilles' Heels -- Recent Results on the Development of Fetal Immune System: Self, Epigenetic Regulation, Fetal Immune Responses -- The Role of Endogenous Retroviruses in the Formation of Syncytiotrophoblast and Materno-Fetal Barrier -- Maternal-Fetal Infections with Human Viruses -- The Mechanism and Significance of Integration and Vertical Transmission of Human Herpesvirus 6 Genome -- Maternal-Fetal Transmission of HBV -- Polarised Transfer of Proteins Through the Syncytiotrophobalst and Tissue Culture Cell Lines -- Function of Maternal Idiotypic and Anti-idiotypic Antibodies as Transgenerational Messengers -- Fetal and Neonatal Illnesses Caused or Influenced by Maternal Transplacental IgG and/or Therapeutic Antibodies Applied During Pregnancy -- Maternal-Fetal Microchimerism and Fetal-Juvenile Malignancies -- Maternal Tumours Associated with and Influenced by Pregnancy
Summary The human foetus is separated from the maternal blood by the syncytiotrophoblast induced by endogeneous human retrovirus-encoded proteins. This barrier is a highly developed one, which suppors apical-basolateral transport of maternal idiotype and anti-idiotype IgG, IgG-virus complexes. The selective maternal-fetal transport of epitope- and paratope-bearing entities can influence the developping fetal immune system during pregnancy. The bidirectional maternal-fetal transfer of cells are of even more importance during pregnancy. Maternal cells with latent viruses transport viruses without impairment of fetal development. Cells with premaligant and malignant genetic transformation are also transported to the fetus. Fetal and neonatal tumours are initiated by such cells in spite of the antitumour potential of fetal organism. On the contary, the fetal cells repair maternal tissue injouries and survive in the organisms of the recipients for decades. These possess new consequences for the neonatal immunity and organ transplatation surgery
Analysis Medicine
Medical virology
Cancer Research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Medical virology.
Maternal-fetal exchange.
Communicable diseases -- Transmission.
Biological Science Disciplines.
Natural Science Disciplines.
Reproductive Physiological Phenomena.
Disciplines and Occupations
Reproductive and Urinary Physiological Phenomena.
Phenomena and Processes
Virus Diseases.
Maternal-Fetal Exchange.
Form Electronic book
Author Berencsi, György.
LC no. 2012936074
ISBN 9789400742161 (electronic bk.)
9400742169 (electronic bk.)