immunologic tolerance

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immunologic tolerance

[¦im·yə·nə¦läj·ik ′täl·ə·rəns]
(immunology)
A condition in which an animal will accept a homograft without rejection.
A state of specific unresponsiveness to an antigen or antigens in adult life as a consequence of exposure to the antigen in utero or in the neonatal period.
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To the Editor: We describe a case of an immunocompromised patient with AIDS who sought treatment for immunotolerance to an invasive, systemic mycobacterial infection that was unresponsive to antimycobacterial therapy alone.
My preliminary studies in human endometrial cells suggest that aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) regulates genes that are essential for placental development and maternal immunotolerance of the fetus.
These cells may contribute to establish immunotolerance of liver transplant and to reduce toxicity of immunosuppressive medication.
Role of Toll-like receptors in the development of immunotolerance mediated by probiotics.