ULTRASTRUCTURAL-CHANGES OF EPIDERMAL LANGERHANS CELLS IN PREGNANT GUINEA-PIGS - A PRELIMINARY-REPORT


ALP H., DURGUN B., MUFTUOGLU S., INAN S., ASAN E.

ACTA ANATOMICA, cilt.149, ss.100-103, 1994 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 149 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1994
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000147563
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA ANATOMICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.100-103

Özet

An association between pregnancy and a depression in cellular immunity has long been, known, but the reason for this is far from clear. To investigate the possible role of Langerhans cells (LC) in immunosuppression during pregnancy, we examined the epidermal LC morphology of pregnant guinea pigs ultrastructurally. An altered morphology of epidermal LCs was observed in all specimens obtained from pregnant guinea pigs. LCs were found to be activated in pregnancy.