REGULATION OF NK CELLS FUNCTIONAL ACTIVITY BY REPRODUCTIVE HORMONES

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The influence of reproductive hormones on phenotypic characteristics, cytokine production and the level of lytic activity of natural killer (NK) cells was studied. The role of miRNAs in the hormonal mechanisms of formation of regulatory and cytotoxic NK cells subpopulations during pregnancy was investigated. The new physiological mechanisms of endocrine control of mother’s immune system NK cells that can be implemented in different periods of pregnancy were identified as a result of this work.

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S. V. Shirshev

Institute of Ecology and Genetics of Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Science, Ural Branch

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Russian Federation

I. V. Nekrasova

Institute of Ecology and Genetics of Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Science, Ural Branch

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Russian Federation

O. L. Gorbunova

Institute of Ecology and Genetics of Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Science, Ural Branch

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Russian Federation

E. G. Orlova

Institute of Ecology and Genetics of Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Science, Ural Branch

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Russian Federation

I. L. Maslennikova

Institute of Ecology and Genetics of Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Science, Ural Branch

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Russian Federation

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Copyright (c) 2017 Shirshev S.V., Nekrasova I.V., Gorbunova O.L., Orlova E.G., Maslennikova I.L.

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Свидетельство о регистрации СМИ ПИ № 77 - 11525 от 04.01.2002 выдано Федеральной службой по надзору в сфере связи, информационных технологий и массовых коммуникаций (Роскомнадзор).


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