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An immune clock of human pregnancy

Overview of attention for article published in Science Immunology, September 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 171)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

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29 news outlets
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2 blogs
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252 tweeters
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5 Facebook pages
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2 Google+ users

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142 Mendeley
Title
An immune clock of human pregnancy
Published in
Science Immunology, September 2017
DOI 10.1126/sciimmunol.aan2946
Pubmed ID
Authors

Nima Aghaeepour, Edward A. Ganio, David Mcilwain, Amy S. Tsai, Martha Tingle, Sofie Van Gassen, Dyani K. Gaudilliere, Quentin Baca, Leslie McNeil, Robin Okada, Mohammad S. Ghaemi, David Furman, Ronald J. Wong, Virginia D. Winn, Maurice L. Druzin, Yaser Y. El-Sayed, Cecele Quaintance, Ronald Gibbs, Gary L. Darmstadt, Gary M. Shaw, David K. Stevenson, Robert Tibshirani, Garry P. Nolan, David B. Lewis, Martin S. Angst, Brice Gaudilliere

Abstract

The maintenance of pregnancy relies on finely tuned immune adaptations. We demonstrate that these adaptations are precisely timed, reflecting an immune clock of pregnancy in women delivering at term. Using mass cytometry, the abundance and functional responses of all major immune cell subsets were quantified in serial blood samples collected throughout pregnancy. Cell signaling-based Elastic Net, a regularized regression method adapted from the elastic net algorithm, was developed to infer and prospectively validate a predictive model of interrelated immune events that accurately captures the chronology of pregnancy. Model components highlighted existing knowledge and revealed previously unreported biology, including a critical role for the interleukin-2-dependent STAT5ab signaling pathway in modulating T cell function during pregnancy. These findings unravel the precise timing of immunological events occurring during a term pregnancy and provide the analytical framework to identify immunological deviations implicated in pregnancy-related pathologies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 142 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 39 27%
Researcher 38 27%
Student > Master 11 8%
Unspecified 11 8%
Student > Bachelor 10 7%
Other 33 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 30 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 27 19%
Immunology and Microbiology 25 18%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 22 15%
Unspecified 16 11%
Other 22 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 376. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 April 2018.
All research outputs
#20,303
of 10,623,464 outputs
Outputs from Science Immunology
#2
of 171 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,354
of 255,811 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science Immunology
#1
of 20 outputs
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