Ovarian steroid hormones: effects on immune responses and Chlamydia trachomatis infections of the female genital tract
Hafner, Louise M., Cunningham, Kelly, & Beagley, Kenneth W. (2013) Ovarian steroid hormones: effects on immune responses and Chlamydia trachomatis infections of the female genital tract. Mucosal Immunology, 6(5), pp. 859-875.
Female sex hormones are known to regulate the adaptive and innate immune functions of the female reproductive tract. This review aims to update our current knowledge of the effects of the sex hormones estradiol and progesterone in the female reproductive tract on innate immunity, antigen presentation, specific immune responses, antibody secretion, genital tract infections caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, and vaccine-induced immunity.
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