Reproductive Immunology: Basic Concepts 1st Edition

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Categories: Medicine- Immunology

Volume: 1

Year: 2021

Edition: 1

Publisher: Academic Press

Language: English

Pages: 460 / 462

ISBN 10: 0128185082

ISBN 13: 9780128185087

File: PDF, 63.06 MB


Reproductive Immunology: Basic Concepts gives a holistic insight into the understanding of the complex interactions between the maternal immune system and the fetal/placental unit necessary for the success of pregnancy. This interaction is critical for the support of the human fetal semiallograft and the protection against infections. The book covers various topics such as B cells, macrophages, T cells, discussion on fetal signals and their impact on maternal reproductive cells such as endometrial cells, mast cells, and the role of fetal Hofbauer cells, the immune regulatory role of glucorticoids, and many other novel topics within the field of reproductive immunology.

Edited and written by experts in the field, this book introduces the up-to-date knowledge of the role of the immune system during pregnancy and provides the necessary background to understand pregnancy complications associated with alterations in the functioning of the immune system. The book provides a complete discussion on the immunological aspects of pregnancy and serves as a great tool for research scientists, students, reproductive immunologists and OBGYNs.

About the Author

Gil Mor, M.D., Ph.D. is the John M. Malone Jr. MD, Endowed Chair Professor and Scientific Director of The C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development at Wayne State University. Before moving to Wayne State University, he was a Tenured Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Yale University School of Medicine. His research topics were related to the immunology of pregnancy and the role of inflammation in cancer formation and progression. He was the Division Director of the Reproductive Science Division at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Yale and directed the Reproductive Immunology Unit and the Translational Research Program “Discovery to Cure.” He was the Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology from 2009 to 2019 and is the President of the American Society for Reproductive Immunology.
He has been funded by grants from the National Institute of Child Health Development (NICHD), National Cancer Institute (NCI), and National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) as well as by several pharmaceutical companies and is widely published in the area of immunology and reproduction with more than 280 publications and is the editor of three books on “Immunology of pregnancy” and “Apoptosis and Cancer.” He is also the Senior Editor of a book series on Reproductive Immunology with Elsevier.
He is the recipient of several national and international prizes, including the Pearl River Professor from Jinan University Guangzhou China, the J. Christian Herr Award, and the AJRI Award from the Society for Reproductive Immunology.
He is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, American Association of Immunologists and the American Society of Reproductive Immunology. He is also a Member of the International Advisory Committee for the Sino-American Center of Translational Medicine. Southern Medical University, China, Guest Professor at Tongji Medical College in Wuhan China and Honorary member and Professor of several scientific societies in Asia, South America, and Europe.

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