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Activating T cell tolerance to prevent preeclampsia [ 2013 - 2016 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1041335]

Researchers: Prof Sarah Robertson (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Gustaaf Dekker

Brief description Preeclampsia is a leading cause of prematurity and low birth weight in babies. There is evidence that preeclampsia originates with inadequate adaptation in the mother’s immune system to protect the placenta from immune attack. In mice we will investigate how events at conception activate immune tolerance, and define how the male partner contributes. In women, we will determine whether similar processes control the immune response in pregnancy, and whether this is faulty in preeclampsia.

Funding Amount $AUD 632,000.03

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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