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Natural killer cells (NK) and IVF

Elena Lloret
Biomedical Scientist at iGLS (Reproductive Genetics Laboratory – IVF Life Group), IVF Life Group

Category:
Advanced Maternal Age, Donor Eggs, Failed IVF Cycles, Miscarriages and RPL

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From this video you will find out:
  • What are Natural Killer (NK) cells?
  • What is the origin of dNK cells?
  • What role do dNK cells play, in successful placentation?
  • What is the role of KIR and HLA interactions in pregnancy complications?
  • What is the use of studying KIR – HLA-C compatibility?
  • What if a couple is KIR-HLAC incompatible?
  • How is the KIR-HLAC genotyping test performed?
  • What is the ImMap test, and how is it performed?

What do you need to know about natural killer cells in fertility?

In this session, Elena Lloret, Biomedical Scientist at iGLS (Reproductive Genetics Laboratory – IVF Life Group), discussed natural killer cells (NK cells), their role and how they can affect fertility.

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Authors
Elena Lloret

Elena Lloret

Elena Lloret achieved her Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Biomedical Science at the University of Abertay Dundee, Scotland, UK. Moreover, she completed her Master's degree in Human Fertility at the University of Alicante, Spain, where she undertook her Master's thesis on the immunological interaction between maternal NK cells and embryonic receptors, in collaboration with iGLS. Elena became part of the iGLS team in July 2020 and she has been working since then alongside the immunological team. She speaks fluent Spanish and English. iGLS is the in-house Reproductive Genetics Laboratory of the IVF Life Group. iGLS offers ultimate solutions for infertility diagnosis and provides IVF Life Group clinics with advanced and integrated genetic services for reproductive medicine.
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Caroline Kulczycka

Caroline Kulczycka

Caroline Kulczycka is managing MyIVFAnswers.com and has been hosting IVFWEBINARS dedicated to patients struggling with infertility since 2020. She's highly motivated and believes that educating patients so that they can make informed decisions is essential in their IVF journey. In the past, she has been working as an International Patient Coordinator, where she was helping and directing patients on their right path. She also worked in the tourism industry, and dealt with international customers on a daily basis, including working abroad. In her free time, you’ll find her travelling, biking, learning new things, or spending time outdoors.
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