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Ly-49D transfected NK cells show reduced interleukin-10 production in response to H-2d and increased lytic activity: implication by interaction using class I MHC alloantigen+ target cells in pregnancy.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of reproductive immunology (New York, N.Y. : 1989)
Publication Date
Volume
44
Issue
1
Pages
47–51
Identifiers
PMID: 10976812
Source
Medline

Abstract

After physiological stimulation with BALB/c or DBA/2 splenocytes, rat NK cells are able to synthesize IL-10. Recognition of mouse splenocyte major histocompatibility complex (MHC) by Ly49D mice receptor decreased IL-10 production. The observed increase in killing activity might be a result of this phenomenon. NK cell activation via the Ly49D receptor might play an important role in pregnancy failure, but cannot explain why CBA/J X DBA/2 matings are abortion prone, and CBA/J X BALB/c matings are abortion resistant.

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