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Maternal T cells Gone Rogue: A New Link Between Immune Activation And Autism

Apr 13, 2016 1:00:11 PM / by Dalia Gaddis posted in autism, IL-17, Immune activation, Infants, Innovation, research

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Scientists find that IL-17 produced by maternal T cells may cause brain damage to their infants and lead to autism.

Are a mother’s own T cells, which are designed to protect her and her unborn infant, to blame for autism? There might be an association between excessive maternal T cells activation and autism.

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