Human Heredity: Principles and Issues (MindTap Course List)
Author: Michael Cummings
Publisher: Cengage Learning
A newborn infant has not started breastfeeding yet. Which isotype of maternal antibody/antibodies does the newborn have that they received from their mother while in utero?
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Explain how and why well-controlled maternal immune responses play a positive physiological role in fetal immune and nervous system development. (3 paragraphs).
Define the Erikson’s stage and write a paragraph on each stage. Explain how and why well-controlled maternal immune responses play a positive physiological role in fetal immune and nervous system development. (3 paragraphs).
How does macrophages, dendritic cells and phagotocysis all corelate in realtion to the fetal immune system?
What is the function of an antigen-presenting cell?
If fetal T cells respond so vigorously against alloantigens in vitro, would they no also respond against noninherited maternal alloantigens expressed by maternal cells that have moved into fetal lymph nodes in utero?
Explain the role that the Ig class plays in maternal fetal incompatibility. Hint: What class is involved? Then consider the longevity of the antibody class in the mother's circulation.
What are antigen-presenting cells?
Would a denatured antigen be expected to have the same epitopes as its native (undenatured) counterpart?
Antibodies move from the maternal blood into the fetal blood. Which layers of tissue must the antibodies pass throughfor this to occur?
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