Weekly Discussion- Fetal Microchimerism And Women’s Brains

Weekly Discussion- Fetal Microchimerism And Women’s Brains

Many studies show a retention of fetal cells after birth or even male cells in women who have never given birth. This number of cells is miniscule, leading to the term “fetal microchimerism (FMc). Here are some articles about it. What do you think about the link between women with FMc and auto-immune disorders or as it affects transplants?

http://www.bloodjournal.org/content/102/10/3465?sso-checked=true

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0045592

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2894651/ (Links to an external site.)

http://www.jimmunol.org/content/164/11/5545.short (Links to an external site.)

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/10/your-babys-leftover-dna-is-making-you-stronger/381140/ (Links to an external site.)


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