Abundant perforin expression at the maternal-fetal interface: Guarding the semiallogeneic transplant

Daniel Rukavina, Eckhard R. Podack

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The pregnant uterus harbors the highest concentration of perforin known to occur in any physiological or pathological condition. This cytolytic molecule might therefore subserve an immune sarveillance function protecting both mother and fetus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-163
Number of pages4
JournalImmunology Today
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2000
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology

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