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maternal

[mə′tərn·əl]
(biology)
Of, pertaining to, or related to a mother.
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Under the assumption that levels of maternal antibodies decline exponentially and constantly, this study used paired serum samples collected at birth and at 6 months of age to estimate the biological half-life that represents an overall half-life and that is crucial for interpreting antibody responses in young infants.
These data strongly suggest that maternal antibodies help protect neonates and young infants from severe disease related to HPeV3.
To investigate who long maternal antibodies to measles were present in infants, researchers conducted a prospective study involving 207 healthy women-infant pairs recruited from hospitals in Antwerp from April 2006 to November 2008.
At six months of age, over 99 percent of infants of vaccinated women and 95 percent of infants of naturally immune women had lost their maternal antibodies.
Researchers there are targeting two opposing forces affecting neonate health: the need for effective passive transfer of maternal antibodies and the maternal antibody interference that hinders the newborn's ability to develop vaccine-based immunity to common pathogens.
Maternal antibodies can protect avian embryos against vertically transmitted pathogens during embryogenesis and also young birds after hatching.
The release of maternal antibodies that boost a boy's probability of becoming gay is a provocative but untested hypothesis, Breedlove and his coworkers note.
Because maternal antibodies (antibodies to infection from the dam's milk) are present in the calf for many months after birth, and you want to make sure that the antibodies detected in the calf are from an actual BLV infection in the calf, and not from a BLV infection from the dam.
Infants born to mothers with active PV may have similar lesions during the first few weeks of life due to persistent circulating maternal antibodies.
Hence, if the presence of such maternal antibodies were associated with development of sexual orientation, an "older brother" effect and not an "older sister" effect would be expected (i.
Patients with maternal antibodies to herpes simplex type 2 in excess of the 75th percentile had a 3.
Breast milk contains maternal antibodies and other immune agents that provide infants with protection against many types of allergies and infections, including ear, respiratory and gastrointestinal infections.

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