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Effects of Maternal Immune System Status on Neonate's Immune System

(2020) Effects of Maternal Immune System Status on Neonate's Immune System. Iranian Journal of Neonatology. pp. 31-37. ISSN 2251-7510

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Background: This study evaluated the effects of the maternal immune system stimulation or suppression during the pregnancy on the development of the neonate's immune system. Methods: A total of 20 female rats were divided into four groups. The groups were treated using Leishmania major, Salmonella typhimurium, Tacrolimus, and sterilized normal saline. The animals were mated after 3-time treatments. The neonate's humoral immune response, total body, thymus, liver, spleen weight, and histology were determined in this study. Results: The spleen's mean weight of the two-month-old samples showed a significant reduction in the Salmonella group; in addition, the Tacrolimus group had a significant reduction in liver mean weight. The Salmonella and Tacrolimus groups showed a significant reduction (P <= 0.05) in the anti-sheep red blood cells antibody titer. Conclusion: Stimulation or suppression of the immune responses during the pregnancy has significant effects on the neonate's immune responses, spleen, liver, and thymus development.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Immune response Maternal Neonate Rat prenatal stress pregnancy stimulation cytokines leukocytes brain alpha cells il-4 live Pediatrics
Subjects: QW Microbiology and Immunology > QW 501-949 Immunology
WA Public Health > WA 300-395 Health Issues of Special Population Groups
WL Nervous System > WL 103-108 Psychophysiology. Neuroscience Specialties
WP Gynecology and Obstetrics > WP 505-560 Physiology
WS Pediatrics > WS 103-105 Growth and Development
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Medicine > Department of Basic Science > Department of Histology and Anatomy
Page Range: pp. 31-37
Journal or Publication Title: Iranian Journal of Neonatology
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 11
Number: 3
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ISSN: 2251-7510
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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