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foetus induce antibody production in mother?

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foetus induce antibody production in mother?

Postby uhna » Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:37 pm

I've read a paper which said that during pregnancy some mothers are able to lose certain cytotoxic antibodies, but is a foetus able to induce production of anti (x) antibodies in a mother?

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Postby beautifulmind420 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:03 pm

I think so, because foetus don't have mature immune system and hence antibodies are produced in mother when foetus is infected.
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Postby MrMistery » Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:22 pm

uhna, what is the paper?
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Postby mcar » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:02 am

Do you mean erythroblastosis fetalis here?
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