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Characterization of uterine NK cells in women with infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss and associated endometriosis.

Authors
  • Giuliani, Emma
  • Parkin, Kirstin L
  • Lessey, Bruce A
  • Young, Steven L
  • Fazleabas, Asgerally T
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of reproductive immunology (New York, N.Y. : 1989)
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2014
Volume
72
Issue
3
Pages
262–269
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/aji.12259
PMID: 24807109
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Women, with or without endometriosis, who have larger populations of cytotoxic CD16(+) uNK cells and/or higher populations of NKp46(+) CD56(+) cells may be at greater risk of infertility disorders resulting from an inflammatory environment occurring during implantation or later during decidualization.

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