microchimerism

mi·cro·chim·er·ism

(mī'krō-kim'ĕr-izm),
1. The presence of donor cells in a graft recipient.
2. The presence of fetal cells in maternal circulation or of maternal cells in offspring.

microchimerism

A genetic hybrid caused by migration of cells from an allograft into recipient tissue.

mi·cro·chim·er·ism

(mī'krō-kim'ĕr-izm)
The presence of donor cells in a graft recipient, or of fetal cells remaining in maternal circulation, which can be detected by molecular methods but not by flow cytometry.

microchimerism

(mī″krō-kī-mĭr′ĭ-zĭm, kī′mĭ-rĭz″ĭm) [″ + ″]
The presence in a tissue of some cells of alien origin, e.g., of fetal cells in a pregnant woman's bloodstream.
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However, the use of these cells theoretically carries risks such as animal cell transplantation, infection, rejection, and microchimerism.
Applications such as detection of microchimerism, or minimal residual disease in oncology, do however need to consider LOD.
No evidence for maternal-fetal microchimerism in infantile hemangioma: a molecular genetics investigation.
Lack of association between thyroid autoantibodies and parity in a population study argues against microchimerism as a trigger of thyroid autoimmunity.
Moms and babies harbor little pieces of each other due to a process called fetal-maternal microchimerism (SN Online: 5/10/15).
There is probably more than one trigger and it has been thought that foetal cells might create a form of microchimerism that could explain the response.
I am fascinated by 3 new paradigms, fetomaternal microchimerism, the gastrointestinal microbiome, and low-carbohydrate high-fat diets as examples of entirely new understandings within clinical pathology.
Self-recognition and the role of fetal microchimerism.
A specialist in the USA (who's an expert in the effect of pregnancy on RA) suggested that my seemingly miraculous remission may have been due to something called foetal microchimerism - where my baby's genes passed into my blood, giving me some sort of immunity boost.
Fetal microchimerism substantiates that heterologous prenatal adoption, even if done with a noble intention to save the child's life, is incapable of being oriented to God or human flourishing.
While the medical implications of male DNA and male cells in the brain are unknown, studies of other kinds of microchimerism - the harboring of genetic material and cells that were exchanged between fetus and mother during pregnancy - have linked the phenomenon to autoimmune diseases and cancer, sometimes for better and other times for worse.
Maternal microchimerism in the livers of patients with biliary atresia.