Pregnancy poses an immunological challenge, since the mother's immune system must adapt to tolerate the developing embryo until birth. The mechanisms governing this maternal–fetal dialogue have traditionally centered on the immune system. Yang et al. propose a new concept: immune-featured decidual stromal cells (DSCs), which emerge as pivotal players in mammalian maternal–fetal crosstalk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)862-864
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Immunology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2023


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