Chapter 10

Part C: A Summary of Cytokine Networks and Embryo: A Short Overview

Gérard Chaouat

Abstract

In this relatively short review, after recaling the immunotrophism theory and the Th1 /Th2 paradigm, and the fact that a major discovery in the field was that “immunologic” molecules are produced by cells of the reproductive tract of non-immune lineage, we try to summarize the main cytokines involvement in pregnancy, though redundancy and chaos like functions makes it sometimes impossible to ascribe a defined role to a single cytokine or even cytokine family.

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