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Complement in Pregnancy: A Delicate Balance.
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PMID:  22925193     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The complement system is a key component of innate host defence that, under normal conditions, is responsible for the opsonization and destruction of potential pathogens. However, inappropriate or excessive activation of complement can have a detrimental effect on the host and has been implicated in the pathophysiology of numerous disease states. Recently, there has been increasing evidence for a role of the complement system and, in particular, the potent pro-inflammatory anaphylatoxin complement component 5a (C5a) in both normal and complicated pregnancy. The following review describes the results of in vitro, animal, and human clinical studies investigating the role of the complement system in healthy pregnancy, recurrent miscarriage, preterm birth, and preeclampsia.
Kerina J Denny; Trent M Woodruff; Stephen M Taylor; Leonie K Callaway
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of reproductive immunology (New York, N.Y. : 1989)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0897     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Reprod. Immunol.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8912860     Medline TA:  Am J Reprod Immunol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia; School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
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