Gatekeepers of the fetus: Characterization of placental macrophages.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In this issue of JEM, Thomas et al. ( provide elegant technological and conceptual advances that further our understanding of the immune cells enriched at the maternal-fetal interface. Using new isolation strategies to better separate maternal- and fetal-derived cells, the authors identify previously undefined maternal-derived immune cells associated with the fetal-derived placenta and provide an in-depth analysis of the markers and characteristics of placental Hofbauer cells.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Megli, C; Coyne, CB

Published Date

  • January 4, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 218 / 1

PubMed ID

  • 33601417

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7754679

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-9538

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1084/jem.20202071


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States