MadSci Network: Immunology

Subject: Are antibodies from mother to fetus treated as 'non-self'/ foreign ?

Date: Wed Mar 8 09:23:28 2000
Posted by Simon Olney
Grade level: undergrad School: Orpington College
City: London State/Province: No state entered. Country: England
Area of science: Immunology
ID: 952529008.Im

During gestation when the antibodies from the mother passes across the 
placenta to the fetus, does this trigger an immune response or are the 
antibodies just broken down by deamination in the liver ?

Currently studing Human Biology and this area appears to documented 
differently in different books, so alittle confused !

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