Graduate Degree Type
Biomedical Sciences (M.H.S.)
The development of the immune system in humans is highly complex and requires precise timing which is still debated today. Research has shown IL-10 and T-regulatory cells play a significant role in the proper development of the immune system from in utero continuing into months after birth. These components and various cytokines continue to be guiding factors supplemented by the mother via placenta and breastfeeding. The dysregulation of immune development can have detrimental effects on the infant and may lead to autoimmune disorders. In this paper, we aim to further understand the development of the immune system from fetal to early age and discuss factors that can negatively impact the processes.
Curnutt, Marlee, "The Development of Fetal Immunity from in Utero to Shortly After Birth and Complications that Can Arise from Improper Functioning" (2023). Culminating Experience Projects. 372.